Well, It’s that time of the year again! Everyone’s got their decorations up and the heating’s on max! it’s no secret that this time of year can be very energy intensive, but it doesn’t have to be! Households across the UK will be spending more on their heating and electricity, adding unnecessary costs at an already expensive season.
That’s why we wanted to share a few tips and tricks so you can start saving energy over the holidays!
An alternative to Christmas lights!
Have you ever considered ditching some of your lights and using candles instead? Consider replacing some lights around your house with candles. It’ll give your home a nice glow, instead of some blinding, blinking lights! Though we’re not suggesting you stick candles in your Christmas tree or replacing all of your lights with candles! Just a few candles around and about to set the holiday mood!
Think eco-friendly when buying gifts
If someone has been dropping hints about their faulty toaster or broken speakers, consider buying energy efficient alternatives. With more eco-friendly and energy efficient appliances you can save on your bills and help to contribute to nationwide efficiency!
Thinking of taking a break? Switch it off!
If you’re taking a trip sometime over the Holiday’s make sure to unplug all of your electronic devices. As tempting as it may be to keep your Christmas tree bright and shinning, try and keep the light’s off until you’re back home! After all, you’re more likely to appreciate your tree being lit up than a neighbor trying to get some sleep!
Keep the warm in!
If you’re in for the night, close your doors, curtains and windows. This Christmas is going to get very chilly so make sure that you’ve got drafts covered to keep the warm in! As tempting as it may be to show your Christmas tree off to the whole street, close your curtains to trap the heat, it’ll make a difference!
LED it snow!
Whether it’s time to replace your decorations or you want some new ones, choose LED lights! LED lights use only 10% of traditional lights and it’s really the only choice if you’re serious about saving energy. And, LED lights give off significantly less heat when compared to halogen or incandescent, so it’s also the safer bet, especially with a real tree!
We hope you enjoyed these tips and hope they help you start saving energy over the holidays!
As always, thank you for taking the time to read this post! Have a very merry Christmas, a wonderful New Year and happy holidays from everyone here at A Greener Solution!