If you’re looking for ways to curb spending during the holidays, consider these tips for significant holiday energy savings, and you can put more money in your stockings this season.
Holiday Lights and Decorations
Hanging holiday lights are a tradition in many homes, and it presents one of the best opportunities to save energy in your home.
- LED lights – Make the switch from conventional Christmas lights to LED lights. LED lights use up to 90 percent less electricity than regular lights.
- Time limits – Wait until it’s dark outside before you turn on the holiday lights, and turn off the lights before going to bed.
- Fiber optics – Let your home glow with a fiber optic tree and decorations. Many fiber optic trees use only one bulb to light the entire display. That provides holiday energy savings that will leave a glowing smile when you open the electric bill.
- Candles – Candles are a tradition in many homes, imbuing a warm and inviting setting. Use candles throughout your home to spark holiday spirit and holiday energy savings. Stay safe, however, by never leaving a candle untended.
- House guests – Guests bear incense and myrrh, and they also provide heat. If you are inviting guests over for the holidays, turn back the thermostat a few degrees as the party heats up.
- Cooking – If you are preparing large meals for the holidays, try to bake dishes at the same time. This will save you time in addition to more energy savings.
Gifts That Keep On Giving
- Energy Star as your guide – If you’re planning to buy electronic items as gifts, look for the Energy Star logo and you’ll save up to 60 percent for ongoing electricity usage than items without the logo.
- Rechargeable batteries – Include batteries in your energy savings strategy by purchasing rechargeable batteries and charger. This also helps the environment by decreasing the number of depleted batteries in landfills.
- Forgo battery and electric-powered gifts – For energy savings beyond the holidays, opt for gifts that don’t use electricity or batteries.
To learn more tips about holiday energy savings for your Cleveland area home, please contact us at Stack Heating & Cooling today.
Our goal is to help educate our customers in Cleveland, Ohio about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information about holiday energy savings and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Resource guide.
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