Decorating your home in Winter Haven, Florida, heating or cooling it, and cooking feasts for your family can all contribute to higher energy bills through the holidays. But you don’t have to start the new year drowning in debt. Follow these simple steps to improve efficiency in your home this holiday season and avoid high energy bills.
Decorate Your Home With LED Light Strands
Lighting accounts for about 15 percent of your household’s energy bill. One way to cut your spending on lighting is to upgrade all of your bulbs to LEDs. When decorating during the holidays, remember to also use light strands that have LED bulbs. LED lights use 75 percent less energy and last nearly 25 times longer than incandescent bulbs.
- Use timers for your holiday lights, and always turn them off before going to bed.
- Turn your living room lights off when your Christmas tree is lit.
- Decorate your home with candles – never leave them lit unattended.
Prepare Your Feast With the Least Amount of Energy
If you aren’t careful, cooking holiday dinners for your family and friends can become quite expensive. To help reduce your cooking costs, bake several dishes at one time, avoid opening the oven door frequently and keep lids on pots.
Schedule HVAC Maintenance Before Christmas
Heating and cooling your home accounts for about 50 percent of your household’s annual energy consumption. While the winter season isn’t as taxing on your energy bill as the summer, you still need to maintain your HVAC system to:
- Conserve more energy and save more money on utility bills
- Lower the risk of a major breakdown and reduce repair costs
- Prevent the expense and hassle of a premature replacement
To schedule an HVAC maintenance visit from one of our experienced service technicians, contact Airpliance LLC at 863-259-6730. We’ll ensure your HVAC system operates efficiently through the holiday season into the new year.