The holiday season brings joy with gifts, food, and festivities with your friends and family. It also brings a lot of expenses, including higher utility bills. However, there are ways to save energy without putting a damper on the holiday fun.
Install Timers and LED Lights Indoors and Solar Lights Outdoors
A great way to save electricity is to install timers on your holiday lights. And you don’t have to endure additional holiday stress about turning lights on and off. Buying and reusing LED powered lights and decorations will also save you money this holiday season and for many seasons to follow. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, LED lights use up to 75 percent less energy and last 25 times longer than other types of bulbs. You can buy them in a wide variety of shapes, colors, and sizes.
A clean energy option outdoors is energy-efficient, easy-to-install solar-powered holiday lights. There’s no need to use extension cords or plug into an outlet. Solar lights need sunlight to charge during the day which is abundant in Arizona. Depending on the type of solar lights you choose, they’ll either switch on through a timer, a sensor, or by switching on manually.
A New Air Filter
Tis the season for turning on the heat. Don’t forget to change your HVAC system’s air filter. Surprisingly, many HVAC service calls, even during the holiday season, can be attributed in part to a dirty air filter. Dirty air filters can lead to inefficient heating, broken blower fans, weak indoor airflow, and poor air quality. A clogged air filter will result in dust, lint, mite debris, mold spores, and animal dander not effectively being trapped, potentially causing allergy symptoms, along with aggravating asthma and COPD. By making this easy and important change, your home’s air quality will be dramatically improved.
Buy Smart Tech
Consider equipping your home with smart technology during the holidays. You’ll find a wide range of smart home devices and appliances that will help you better manage your home’s energy consumption. These include programmable and smart thermostats, smart power strips, and thermal leak detectors for insulation. You’ll save money for the holidays and years to come.
Go Solar in 2022
The cost of going solar continues to decrease every year. Making the switch to solar in 2022 by harnessing the sun’s energy will save money on your taxes, decrease your monthly utility bills, and help slow climate change.
Call Cool Blew Solar
Contact Cool Blew Solar for more information on how you can reduce your home’s energy consumption during the holidays and for details on how to go solar in 2022. Call our professionals Valley Wide today at 623-234-2836.