4 tips for saving energy during the holidays

4 tips for saving energy during the holidays will help you save money and keep you warm this winter season.

4 tips for saving energy during the holidays The holidays are an expensive time, especially if you’re expecting guests. The costs add up quickly with shopping, dinners, decorations and much more. With this busy time of year, you will also notice that these factors will affect your energy cost as well.

Keeping your home warm during the cold winter months and holiday season is an ideal situation. Planning ahead and being mindful of the energy you will be using this holiday season will help you avoid a high energy bill this holiday season. To help you, we have outlined 4 tips for saving energy during the holidays.

4 tips for saving energy during the holidays

1. Match pans and burners
2. Keep the oven closed
3. Run full dishwasher and laundry loads
4. Schedule a heating inspection

Match pans and burners

Did you know that matching the pot or pan size with the appropriate burner will help you save money? It’s true.

Placing a pan that is too small for the 8-inch burner will cause you to lose a lot of heat. The same is true for placing a pot or pan that is too big for the burner; the burner will take much longer to achieve the job of heating up the pot or pan, therefore using more energy than is required.

Save money by matching the pot or pan to the appropriate size burner. This will save you time and money in the long run.

Keep the over closed

Did you know that every time you open your oven door, the temperature drops by as much as 25 degrees? If you keep opening the door to check on the ham, turkey, or holiday baking, it will take a lot longer for the oven to heat back up to the desired temperature.

Save money by simply turning on the oven light and opening the door only if you must while the items are in the oven.

Run full dishwasher and laundry loads

With the busy holidays and many visitors stopping by for the season, the piles of dishes and laundry seem never-ending. The last thing you want to be doing is laundry or dishes all day just to keep up.

Save money by rinsing dishes with cold water and running a dishwasher only when it is full. Same idea applies for laundry loads, make piles and only run the wash when a full load has accumulated. It will save you detergent, energy, time and money.

Schedule a heating inspection

During the busy holiday season, the last thing you want to worry about is your heat breaking down. Being stuck in the cold is not the way anyone wants to remember the holiday season. You can avoid this by scheduling a heating inspection with your local heating expert such as those at Universal Plumbing and Heating in Vancouver. We offer 24/7 emergency repair services as well as heating inspections in Vancouver and the surrounding area.

Don’t get left out in the cold this holiday season, schedule a heating inspection before your guests arrive and avoid an embarrassing and cold holiday.

Save money by scheduling an inspection and ensuring all systems are operating efficiently. A heating expert will be able to give you a full assessment and offer additional tips.

To learn more about the heating services we offer or to get in touch with us right away, visit our website or call us at 604-873-3551.

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