Deck the halls with LED Lights
LEDs are ideal for tree and holiday lighting since they are brighter, can last up to 10 times longer than traditional bulbs, use a fraction of the energy of conventional bulbs (about 75% less) and stay cooler, reducing risk of fires.
Adjust your indoor lighting to account for your glowing decorations
Set the holiday mood and reduce energy usage by turning off household lights and letting your holiday LED lights shine as the main lighting source.
Bake several dishes at the same time to reduce energy use from your oven
Use room-temperature ingredients and cook multiple dishes in your oven at once to conserve energy. And don’t open the door to peek – keep the heat where it belongs. You can also save by turning the oven off 10-15 minutes before the dishes are done to take advantage of residual heat. Find more energy-efficient cooking tips here.
Use a smart thermostat while you’re traveling or gone for periods of time
If you travel during the holidays, remember to adjust your thermostat. Making the temperature just a few degrees cooler will have a significant impact. Set the fan to “auto,” not “on.” Five more tips to save energy while traveling.