The holiday season can cause your electricity bills to spike. This is because you may have a lot of Christmas lights plugged in or your HVAC system is trying to keep your house warm during those frigid Rochester, MN months. Fortunately, there are some ways that you can save on electricity during the holiday season.
Use LED Lights
A lot of people don’t realize that incandescent holiday lights use quite a bit of electricity, and even just a few strands of lights can increase your electricity bill. LED lights are a better option because they use electricity, and they also last for a long time before needing to be replaced.
Add a Timer to Holiday Decorations That Use Electricity
You may find it difficult to remember to unplug or turn off some of your holiday decorations each night. Because of this, your electricity bill might skyrocket during the holiday season. Fortunately, you can still enjoy these decorations and lower your electricity bill by plugging them into a timer. You can easily program the timer so that the decorations turn on and off at a specific time each day. If you just aren’t sure how to add a timer to an outlet, Paxton Electric can help. They can install the timer for you and show you how to use it as well.
Keep Your Exterior Doors Closed as Much as Possible
Your HVAC system will have a difficult time keeping your home at a comfortable temperature if you are constantly letting cold air in. This is why you need to keep your exterior doors closed as much as possible. No matter how new your HVAC system is, it simply can’t compete with the Rochester, MN weather in the winter months if you keep opening and closing these doors.
Put Extra Blankets on the Bed and Set the Heat at a Lower Temperature
It’s not uncommon for many people to like their home warm and toasty when they go to sleep at night, so they turn their heat up right before they go to bed. Unfortunately, this can cause them to use a lot more electricity. You can still keep yourself warm without increasing your electricity bill if you put extra blankets on the bed instead of setting the heat at a higher temperature.
If you’ve been struggling to figure out how to save on electricity this holiday season, Paxton Electric can help. Give us a call today so that we can inspect your lighting, electrical panels, and other home electrical equipment to determine if there is any sort of issue occurring that is causing your electricity bills to skyrocket.