Holiday Season Conservation Tips
Have you ever wondered why the holiday season seems to be so expensive, even if you come in below budget when buying gifts? Finances shouldn’t have to be on your mind when you are getting in the holiday spirit! By following these energy saving tips, you won’t have to worry about cost when stringing up holiday lights or inviting your family over to celebrate.
- Put up LED Christmas lights, which use 33% less power than incandescent lights - This can save you up to $10 every 300 hours your lights are on. They also burn cooler, reducing the risk of Christmas tree fires.
- Keep your oven and your refrigerator closed – Opening your oven while cooking lets heat escape, and keeping your fridge open will let out the cold air. Keep both doors closed as often as possible to limit the amount of energy needed to maintain the desired temperature.
- Use the correct size pan when cooking on your stovetop – A pan that matches the stove burner’s size will allow less heat to escape around the pan. Heating with a pan that’s too small can use almost double the energy!
- Don’t let cold air enter your house – Any drafty doors or cracked windows will force your heater to work overtime to maintain a comfortable temperature. Fixing these issues will allow your house to keep in the warm air and block out the cold.
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