Tips To Keep Your Energy Costs Down During The Holidays

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Cut Down Holiday Energy Costs

The holidays are already an expensive time of the year, with the typical shopping and gift giving expenses adding up. Add energy costs into the mix and suddenly the holidays can put a major pinch in your pocketbook. Save energy and cut down on your energy costs during the holidays with these simple tips.

  • Reduce Heat Loss: In the colder months, heating your home takes a lot of energy and drafts can waste a lot of your energy use. Check for air leaks in doors and window frames, baseboards, and attic hatches to make sure you are getting the most out of your energy usage. If you find an air leak, you can easily fix it by installing weather stripping or applying caulk.
  • Adjust Temperatures: Avoid the temptation to crank up the heat in your home. During the day, try to keep the temperature as low as possible, and lower it even more at night, you will be bundled up under blankets anyways. Doing this instead of blasting the heat is a great way to really cut down on your energy costs.
  • Holiday Lighting Efficiency: Lights are a beautiful part of the holiday season, but they can drive up your energy bill quite a bit. Purchasing energy efficient LED lights for your holiday displays can save you a significant amount of money. LED lights not only use far less electricity than regular lights, but they are safer and last longer than traditional incandescent lights. Putting your holiday lights on a timer is another good way to limit energy usage without having to worry about it every day.

Keep the holidays warm and bright without breaking the bank! Contact the Martplan Insurance Agency in La Habra for all of your California insurance needs.