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Keep Spirits High and Utility Bills Low this Holiday Season

Festive cristmas lights

On the off-chance that you haven’t as of now decked out your home for the Christmas season, you might plan to get a little crazy in decorating at this point. So far this season, the climate has been quite mellow; along these lines, the time is now to get the lights hung, string the garland and add other holiday decorations.

In any case, what happens when the climate outside turns much colder?  Obviously, you’ll keep your Christmas lights a blazing brilliant, yet you may keep your indoor regulator turned up to the detriment of your service bills. Rather, give yourself a little blessing this season and take a couple of straightforward tips for keeping the heating bill low and not detouring your spirits.

Christmas lights are beautiful to admire but they can be a huge expense when it comes to your utility bill.

Here are a few tips for keeping your electric bill low while your cheer is sparkling bright:

Update Your Christmas Lights

With all the Christmas deals that are going on, maybe it’s time to upgrade your old light for more efficient lights. Invest your money in LED lights to make your home shinning and bright.

Turn Off the Lights

We all love the way our homes are decorated and lit up at this time of the year. In any case, don’t let the Christmas spirit get to your pocket book. Rather than leaving your trees, and other festive lights on, put them on timers and save your money.

Turn down the Thermostat for a Full House

When you’re hosting a get together with family or friends do your pocket book a favor and turn your thermostat down.  There is no compelling reason to raise your thermostat when your home is full of family and friend’s; allow everyone’s body heat to warm your home.

Give Christmas Décor the Attention it Deserves

Once you’ve persuaded yourself that it is OK to turn your Christmas lights off once in a while, bear in mind to sparkle the focus on them when they are lit. Keep the other lights to a minimum so that when you do illuminate your Christmas lights you can save on your energy bill.

Install a Programmable Thermostat

Since it ‘tis the shopping season anyway, if your home is not already equipped with a programmable thermostat, take advantage of a holiday sale now! Some of today’s smart technology will even program itself based on your routine behavior. As a general rule of thumb, lower the thermostat while you’re sleeping or just away from home.

Prevent Drafts from Turning You to a Grinch

Keep your home cozy and warm by weatherizing your windows. Include caulking along creases around the windows to keep the cold air out and warm air inside your home. Think about hanging insulated drapes.

Make Maintenance a Priority

When it comes to heating your home, our first thought is “don’t fix it till it’s broke,” that saying sometimes is not very beneficial when we are trying to keep our energy bill down. Before things hit in the middle of winter, try and get your HVAC system inspected to make sure its running at its potential.  Make sure you are very diligent is checking your filter and changing it at least every 3 months. Try not to give winter a chance to wreak devastation on your energy bills during this Christmas season.

Posted by: Thousand Hills Realty on December 16, 2016
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