Whether you’re traveling this holiday season or plan to celebrate at home, you may see a rise in your heating costs as temperatures drop. However, you can manage your utility bills by making your home more energy-efficient. Below are several tips that will keep your home warm and cozy without causing energy bills to skyrocket.

How to Manage Heating Costs This Holiday Season

1. Decorate With LED Bulbs

Many households decorate their homes and Christmas trees with string lights. While many people don’t think twice about plugging in these lights, older incandescent models consume a lot of energy, which often results in higher monthly expenses. Upgrade to LED lights since they are more energy-efficient and last longer than incandescents. 

2. Use a Power Strip

heating Lexington, KYIlluminated holiday decorations will draw a lot of electricity, even when they are not turned on. By plugging your devices into a power strip, you can press a single button to block the electrical current to the devices. The power strip is a simple way to save money on your utility bills while providing a safe place to plug in multiple electrical items. 

3. Adjust Your Thermostat

If you plan to leave home for a holiday vacation, you do not want to turn your HVAC system off to save money. Pipes can freeze and burst, which will cost more to repair and clean. Instead, set the heat lower than you would if you were home. However, if you intend to spend the season at home, you can still save money on energy costs by installing a programmable thermostat to control the temperature. These upgraded thermostats can adjust the temperatures remotely and give you more control over your comfort and heating costs. 

 

For over 40 years, Disponette Service Co. has been a go-to HVAC contractor for clients throughout Lexington, KY, and the surrounding areas. Specializing in plumbing as well as heating repairs and routine maintenance, their skilled team strives to complete every job to the customer’s satisfaction. No problem is too big or small for them, and they even offer 24-hour emergency service. Call (859) 255-7157 today to speak with a plumber or HVAC contractor about your needs. You can also visit their website to learn more about their services.