Deck the halls with — lots of heating! You want to keep your guests nice and warm during their holiday visit. But unfortunately, all that heating also means high energy bills. Here’s how to help with your heating and energy costs during the holiday season.
1. Keep Your Oven Closed
It’s hard not to check in on your famous Christmas pie or side dish. But, every time you open the oven door, the oven’s temperature can drop as much as 25 degrees! Simply turn the oven light on instead and peek through the window to check on your dishes.
2. Run Full Dishwasher Loads
Put the dish and towel down, and throw your dirty silverware in your dishwasher — it actually uses less water than hand washing. Just make sure you are running full loads, and rinse all dishes before hand with cold water.
3. Schedule a Heating Inspection
You want your guests to feel comfortable in your home, not running out the door with frostbite. Have your furnace inspected before the holidays so you can ensure your system is running as smoothly as possible.
4. Insulate Your Attic
Insulate your attic so the heat in your house doesn’t escape through your roof. This will help keep your friends and family warm during their holiday visit — and you’ll stay comfortable year-round as well.
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