How to Save Energy During the Holidays
Keeping heating usage to a minimum can be an effective way to save money and energy during the holidays. Fortunately, there are a number of different strategies that you can use to keep your family comfortable without abusing your HVAC system.
Gather the Family in the Same Room
During family gatherings, try to have everyone stay in the same room or general area of the house. This will allow you to focus on heating a smaller portion of your home. Furthermore, the presence of several people in a given space will result in a room that is naturally warm. Therefore, you may not even need to turn on the furnace or use the space heater when company is over.
Use LED Lights and Motion Sensors
The holiday season takes place at the same time as the winter solstice. This means that you are trying to conserve energy during the darkest time of the year. However, you do not need to turn the lights off to save money on your energy bills. Instead, you can switch to LED lights that use less energy and last longer than traditional lights. You can also install motion sensors in a room to ensure that lights go off when no one is occupying a given space.
Have Your Ducts Cleaned or Sealed
At Expert Air Control in Puyallup, we can clean and seal your ducts, which can allow for better airflow throughout the home. As less air will be wasted, your HVAC system will not have to use as much energy to keep your house at a consistent temperature. After having your home’s ducts cleaned, you will also likely notice that it is easier to breathe because there will be less dust and mold.
If you are looking to use less energy this holiday season, let us help you accomplish that goal. We offer preventative maintenance services to ensure that your HVAC, electrical, and other systems will work when you need them the most this year. Contact us today for more information.