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How to Save Energy This Holiday Season

December 13, 2017

Fact: the holiday season can take a toll on your wallet and energy bill. From festive holiday light displays to the technological gadgets you receive as gifts, your electric bill can soar through the roof — and will make your holiday memorable for the wrong reasons. If you’re looking to cut costs on your home or business this holiday season, then here are some helpful tips to follow:

Unplug the Unnecessary

Have an old lamp or radio plugged in that you haven’t used in ages? Well, it’s time to unplug it until you decide to use it again. Believe it or not, when you have a series of unnecessary items plugged in around your space, it will continue to raise your electric bills and waste energy. The best way to reduce your carbon footprint (and save some cash) is to do an inspection of the outlets in your space and see what can be unplugged. You’ll be pleasantly surprised at what can be removed and never plugged back in again! In the process, you’ll save a surplus of energy and will have more funds on hand to pay for some holiday gifts!

Use Heat Sparingly

Just because it’s cold outside doesn’t mean that your space will be cold, too. In the wintertime, a series of homeowners and business owners will use an excessive amount of heat — which will raise heating (and some energy) bills tremendously. If you’re looking for a way to cut costs and keep your space warm, then it’s important to insulate any drafty windows and keep doors closed that lead to colder climates (i.e. your garage). In addition, to bring some heat into your space, keep the blinds open on your windows to let some sunlight in — which will heat your space within minutes! By doing these simple tricks, you’ll be saving money and energy in no time!

Time Your Lights

We get it: it’s tempting to leave your holiday lights on for a long period of time. If you’re looking to keep your holiday display illuminated, then it’s wise to invest in some inexpensive electric timers — which will still spread the glowing holiday cheer but will save your money and energy. In addition, when you have your holiday lights on a timer, you’ll never have to turn them on/off ever again — since it will all be on a timer! It’s truly a win-win situation when it comes to reducing your carbon footprint and saving energy!

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