How to Use Less Energy During the Holidays
The holiday season is generally a big time for energy use, but that doesn't mean it has to be that way. Here are some tips on how to save money by using less energy.
Invest in Rechargeable Batteries and a Charger
If you buy or receive gifts that require batteries, consider purchasing rechargeable batteries and a charger. Recent advancements have made rechargeable batteries better than ever.
Buy Energy Star Electronics
Energy Star certified electronics – TVs, Blu-Ray players, and cordless phones – use up to 60 – less electricity than their non-certified counterparts. Visit energystar.gov for a list of qualifying models, and shop smart.
Bake Several Dishes at a Time
The holiday season is a big time for baking. Make the most of your oven and the energy that goes into heating it, by cooking several dishes at once. Remember: it takes the same amount of energy to heat a full oven as it does a nearly-empty one.