The holidays are an expensive time of year. Between gifts, food and travel, the expenses add up fast. And if you are committed to getting into the holiday spirit, then you probably plan on putting up the appropriate decor in your home. If you are looking to save a little money as the holidays approach, then you might want to consider some more energy-efficient decorations.
Here at Champion AC, we are experts when it comes to energy savings and electrical work. Here are some energy-efficient decorations to help you get ready for the holidays!
Buy LED and Energy-Efficient Lights
There is a multitude of options when it comes to holiday lights, and it can seem ridiculous to attempt to differentiate between them all. However, purchasing quality lights will ensure that they’ll last for years, have a lower risk of fire hazards and be more energy-efficient. LED lights are longer lasting than traditional options. There are also energy-efficient holiday light options, as well. Be sure to read the information on each product to choose the most energy-efficient lights for your home.
If you are looking to save even more energy, then consider using an automatic timer with your LED lights. You probably won’t want your holiday lights running when you aren’t home, home alone or during the middle of the day. Installing a timer will help you use those lights in moderation and reduce energy use. Plus, with a timer, you won’t have to worry about turning all of your lights off. Just set the timer and it will do it for you.
Wear Seasonally Appropriate Clothes
Decorating your home isn’t the only way to get in the holiday spirit. While wearing holiday-appropriate clothing is a good way to get you in the holiday spirit, it’s also great at keeping you warm during the winter months. Wearing warmer clothes around the home means you won’t have to be running your heater as much or as high as you normally would, saving you money on that energy bill. Don’t be afraid of throwing on a sweater while inside.
Lights aren’t the only decorating option. Make homemade wreaths, wood cutouts or hang large ornaments from tree limbs for a fun, creative spin on holiday decorations, costing you no electrical use. Use Pinterest or Google for ideas, or create your own!
Utilize Your Fireplace
Fireplaces are perfect for setting the mood during the holidays, but they have more utility than just looking nice. When it starts to get cold out, don’t be afraid to get that fireplace going. Not only can you sometimes turn down the heater, but it also provides a great light source. So, you can feel free to dim some lights as well.
Candles provide a warm, cozy glow that perfectly represents the holiday season. Instead of turning on the lights right as the sun goes down, light some candles near the window to give a holiday glow to your home. However, be sure to follow safety practices when using candles, and never leave them lit when out of the house.
Contact Champion Today
With the holidays comes colder weather. Make sure your home is ready for the cold months and contact Champion AC today. Whether you need a heater tune-up, electrical repair or a duct replacement Champion AC is ready to help you with all of your electrical and air conditioning needs.
If you are located in the San Antonio area, contact us today!