Houston Home Service Experts

Easy Ways to Save Energy This Holiday Season

With all of the decorations, cooking and colder weather, the holiday season means a higher energy bill. Here are a few easy ways to save energy this holiday season.

1. Switch to LED Christmas Lights

LED Christmas lights use 90 percent less electricity than regular Christmas lights.

2. Limit the Time Lights are On

Wait until dark to turn on your Christmas lights and turn them off before you go to bed. Six hours or less of daily use is a good goal to aim for. Do you have trouble remembering to turn your lights on and off? Set a timer and forget about it.

3. Turn Off Room Lights When the Tree is Lit

The lights on your Christmas tree should provide more than enough lighting.

4. Turn the Thermostat Down When You Have Guests

Extra people in the house means extra warmth at no cost to you.

5. Change Your Filter

Change your furnace filter to lower energy costs this holiday season. A clogged filter makes it difficult for the furnace to run properly. A new filter won’t cost much and is easy to replace. Plus it will make your furnace work like a charm.