Reduce Your Energy Use this Christmas Season
The holiday season comes with a host of new expenses, but electricity doesn’t have to be one of them. Keep your Kingman, Arizona, house efficient and green this holiday season with mindful strategies for home management.
Choose LED Lights
If you’re hanging up the same traditional Christmas lights you’ve used for a decade, you’re probably paying more than you need to for the decor. Switch to LED lights in and around your home, and you can use as much as 95 percent less energy. This nets you some real savings. You’ll spend $18 in energy expenses for 500 traditional lights over the course of a month, but just $0.19 for the same number of LED lights.
Keep Your Air Clean
During the holiday season, a lot of people, gifts, and decorations go in and out of the home. Make sure all that dust and debris isn’t building up in your HVAC system by changing the filter once a month throughout the season. This will keep your air clean and help your system run more efficiently.
Keep Clutter at Bay
Don’t let gifts, decorations, and cozy seasonal blankets pile up around the house. Keep things organized and clutter-free to make sure your air vents are never covered with boxes or obstructed behind a tree. Analyze your holiday decorations and furniture layout during the season to make sure your home still enjoys free, energy-efficient airflow.
Adjust Your HVAC Settings
As the temperatures dip for the season, it’s important to adjust your thermostat settings for energy efficiency. Keep the home cooler at night while you’re sleeping and during the day when you’re out. You should also turn down the temperature when your home is full of guests and holiday cooking. These activities will naturally warm the space so that you can spend less on heating.
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