Keep Your Home Energy Efficient This Holiday Season
The holidays are approaching which means most of us are preparing to spend lots of money. After splurging on gifts and meals for family and friends, increased energy bills isn’t something we want to think about or have to deal with. Want to know how to keep your Pensacola home energy efficient this holiday season? Keep reading!
Your oven, stove, or and other electrical appliances use energy when cooking food, and during the holiday season, we can see an increase in our energy bills from this alone. Instead of heating your oven up multiple times a day to bake cookies, make casseroles, or cook your favorite Thanksgiving meal, bake all your dishes in the same sitting. Additionally, resist the temptation to open the oven door constantly to check on your dishes. Each time you open the oven door, the temperature inside can reduce by up to 25 degrees. By doing this, your oven will be constantly regenerating heat to reach the desired temperature over and over again.
It can be tempting to turn your heating system all the way up to keep your home warm and cozy as the weather gets cold outside. However, it may not always be necessary. If you’re having guests over for the holidays, your home will naturally warm up due to there being more people inside. Before your guests arrive, turn down the thermostat a few degrees and you’ll save money and energy while keeping a comfortable atmosphere inside your home.
String lights are a holiday tradition, whether it’s Halloween, Thanksgiving, or Christmas. If you’re a fan of string lights, there’s some precautions you can take to keep your energy bills low while keeping your spirits high and bright! With technological improvements in string lights over recent years, LED lights have become available nearly everywhere, and they are much more energy efficient than the traditional string of lights. Additionally, these lights tend to last longer and are more durable. The lifetime of these LED string lights can range from 50,000 to 200,000 hours, while the average incandescent light lasts for only 3,000 hours.
Setting A Timer
Whether your holiday decorations are inside or outside, putting any electrical display (such as the lights on the Christmas tree) on a timer can save you money even while you’re away from home. Don’t worry about whether you remembered to turn off the lights or not. A timer provides a great piece of mind.
Your Home’s HVAC System
Oftentimes, an old, outdated heating system is the source of extremely high energy bills. If your system is over 10 years old, it might be time for an upgrade. Investing in a high-efficiency heat pump from Shannon’s Heating & Cooling can make all the difference. We offer American Standard heating and air conditioning systems for precise home comfort at a lower cost of operation. This way, you can be comfortable knowing your family will be comfortable and your energy bills will be low throughout the holiday season.
Give Us A Call
While you gear up for the holidays, call the professionals at Shannons Heating & Cooling to service your current heating system or install a more energy efficient one. Our technicians are trained to evaluate the specifics of your home to determine the best system to fit your needs.
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