As we continue to shop for gifts for the holidays and maybe spending money on traveling this year, most of us are looking for any way that we can save.
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ABC 10’s Gabrielle Karol talked to Homeselfe, the founder, Ameeta Jain, about how to save up to 30% on your energy bills this holiday season. Homeselfe helps homeowners do it free, do it yourself. Home energy audits and here are some of the big tips here.
Over the holidays there is a tremendous amount of ways that we can save energy, one of them being your lights – your lighting on your house, the lighting on your christmas tree. I’m not sure if you know but one string of lights over the course of the holidays will cost $25 to power it up. And if we can switch our traditional lights to LED lights, that one strand is going to cost you about 50 cents.
Ameeta also recommends using a timer for lights or unplugging them so they’re only running for six hours a day at most. Aside from lights, there are also ways to cut down on energy waste in the kitchen.
I am one of those that always takes all my ingredients out of the fridge at one go. It is a great way to save on energy. If you can do that, you are saving on energy by not opening up that refrigerator door constantly.
And while you are cooking for family and friends over the holidays, make sure you’re using the right size pot for the right size burner. Using a bigger pan or burner than you need will waste unnecessary energy.
Last tip – if you are lighting up the fireplace this Christmas or New Years, make sure you turn down the thermostat. Ameeta says you never want to go over 68 degrees. Just keep piling on the layers to stay warm.
In Sacramento, Gabrielle Karol, ABC 10 news.