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How to Save Energy During the Holiday Season

ChristmasDecember is a time for spending time with your friends and families.  As you enjoy the holiday season, here are a few tips to help you save energy and money!

Energy Saving Tips:

  • Shop Wisely – Look for an Energy Star label when you’re out buying home or electronic products as holiday gifts.  Many electronics use energy even when they’re powered off!
  • Scrape Dishes – Scrape your dirty dishes clean after your holiday meal.  Scraping your dishes, rather than rinsing them before you put them in the dishwasher can help you save up to 10 gallons of water!
  • Heat Safely – If you are heating your home with a generator, remember that the exhaust is toxic.  Keep your generator outside and away form your home’s doors, windows and vents.  Carbon monoxide can buildup quickly.
  • Schedule Maintenance – Scheduling your annual furnace maintenance will make sure that your system is operating efficiently.  This will help keep your home warm without causing your energy bill to skyrocket.
  • Change Air Filters – Now that it’s December, remember to check your filter.  During heavy use months, a dirty filter can slow down air flow and cause your heating system to work harder.

Check out this article from the Environmental Protection Agency for more tips on how to make your home more energy efficient this holiday season.  Call 1-855-GET-WAHL to contact our professional technicians.

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