A good time to check aging appliances

If your appliances aren't working like they used to, they could just need a service. However, if you find yourself looking for a replacement or upgrade, take advantage of holiday sales and energy rebates. It's the best time to double your savings. Download our new holiday appliance shopping guide for some timely tips for an easier shopping experience.

Turn off your Christmas lights when it’s time to go to bed

When you’re out and about enjoying the holidays, be sure your Christmas lights are off. Wait until dark to turn on your Christmas decorations and turn them off before you go to sleep. Or even better, use an electrical outlet timer to do the job!

The weather outside’s delightful, so head on out to see your neighborhood Christmas lights!

When you go out to look at Christmas lights, leave your car behind. Take a leisurely stroll around your neighborhood to enjoy the holiday sights. It’s also a good way to work off all those Christmas sweets!

Let your Christmas tree shine

The LED lights on your Christmas tree will easily brighten up your home. There’s no need for standard home lights to compete with your holiday centerpiece. Bonus: LED Christmas lights are currently available in our online marketplace for a discounted cost!

Buy Battery-free or electricity-free gifts

Bring back the classics and give board games as gifts. Help your family and friends skip out on the need to buy batteries or pay for electricity for them. You’ll not only save them energy, you’ll bring back family time too!

Resist the urge to open the oven to smell the Christmas cookies

By opening the oven multiple times, it lets heat escape and lowers the temperature so your oven has to work harder to get it back to the set temperature. The heat released in your kitchen also makes your AC work harder. Save even more energy, use the microwave, hot pot or air fryer for your holiday cooking! And with all that holiday cooking comes plenty of dishes so fill the dishwasher up before running it to maximize its efficiency.

Facetime on an energy budget

This holiday season is different from past ones because of COVID-19, so if you’re having virtual celebrations, use a laptop or tablet to dial in instead of a desktop computer. According to ENERGY STAR, the average desktop takes about 4 times the amount of energy to power it, in comparison to a laptop or tablet. Using an ENERGY STAR® certified laptop will save you even more energy. The video will be just as clear, but without the hefty price tag.

For more energy saving tips, go to our Tips to Save Energy page