Decorating your Homestead Meadows, Texas, home for the holidays always comes at a cost: increased energy bills. The good news is you don’t have to skip decorating to save money on your electricity bills. Here are some tips on how you can reduce your energy bills during the holiday.
Timing Is Everything
Rather than keep your holiday lights on at all times, you could have them on when you’re home to enjoy them. You can take this to the next level by plugging all of your lights into a power strip. A power strip makes it easy for you to turn your holiday decor on and off. Secondly, you could use a timer for your holiday lights. With this, you don’t have to worry about forgetting to turn off your lights when you’re ready for bed, as the timer will do that for you.
Upgrade Your Lights
Older holiday lights are likely to be less energy-efficient than their newer counterparts. It can be hard to give up treasured decorations passed down by family. But the simple act of replacing your old holiday bulbs for more modern energy-saving LED bulbs can make a difference. The end of the season is a great time to stock up on lights because that’s when they’re usually on sale.
Make Some Cooking Changes
There are a few things you can do to reduce your energy bills regarding your holiday cooking. Forbid your family from peeking into the oven to see how the food is turning out. It’s always better to turn on the light and look through the glass, as opening the door lets heat escape. In fact, leaving the door open for just 30 seconds can make your oven lose up to 150 degrees of heat. That heat is what your oven uses to return to the proper temperature.
Need further assistance reducing your energy bills this coming season? Contact Kings Aire at (915) 308-8960 to speak with one of our professionals. We can discuss some options, such as upgrading your HVAC system or addressing insulation issues in your home.
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