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Holiday Savings with Your Electric

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Saving money around the holidays is the goal of many homeowners. One way to cut down on costs around d the holidays is to save on your electricity. With all the lights and other holiday factors affecting your bill, reducing electrical costs is not easy, but with these tips, you can help keep your total electrical cost down:

Use Timers

Check your holiday decorations to see if they have built-in timers, which are usually under-utilized by many homeowners. If they don’t feature timers, you can purchase them at your local retail or home improvement store. By using timers for holiday decorations such as your tree or outdoor lights, you can limit our electrical use to a set number of hours, rather than having them left on and forgotten. The savings from using timers can add up quickly!

Switch Over to LEDs

You can begin the switch by changing over your incandescent light sets with the newer, more energy-efficient LED light sets. Benefits of using LED lights for your holiday decorating include:

  • Wide variety of light arrangements and colors to choose from.
  • Multiple LED strands can be lit for the same cost as lighting one strand of incandescent bulbs.
  • Led have lower wattage, making them safer to use.

Make Your Kitchen More Energy Efficient

With all the holiday cooking and baking, using kitchen appliances like microwaves, stovetops, and ovens can increase your electrical bill. By taking proper measures, you can make your kitchen more energy-efficient and keep your bill down. To do this, you can:

  • Try to keep the refrigerator shut as much as possible.
  • Cook items that cook at the same temperature in the together in the oven.

Give Your Outdoor Lighting an Upgrade

The holiday season is a time where many homeowners use their outdoor lighting for holiday displays and to ensure guests can safely navigate their outdoor spaces. If you’ve been using the same outdoor lighting for years, it may no longer be the most energy-efficient. Search for “electricians near me” for experienced assistance and recommendations when looking to replace outdoor lighting.

Peters Electric Can Help You Reduce Your Energy Costs

Our team can help you make your home more energy-efficient this holiday season by performing expert ell electrical work for Pittsburgh customers. Contact us today to learn more! 

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