Tips and Tricks to Stay Warm and Festive for Less During the Holidays
May 11, 2023
Tis the season for family, friends and lots of holiday cheer! Not only do we want to feel the comfort of our loved ones around us during the holiday season, but we want our loved ones to be comfortable around us in our homes. With all the grocery lists and gift purchases to cover during this time of year, we shouldn’t have to worry about an expensive utility bill during the colder winter months.
Relieve some of the financial burden that comes along with the holidays and the fall in temperatures with these helpful tips and tricks.
Decorate With LED Lights
Upgrade your holiday lights to LED holiday lights. LED lights use, on average, at least 75 percent less energy than incandescent lights. Not only will decorating your home with LED lights save energy, they can also last 25 times longer than older incandescent lights. Get more bang for your buck by switching to LED lights!
Add Some Moisture
There is a reason why cities with higher humidity levels feel warmer. Moist air holds heat better. Air inside the home often becomes dry and tends to leave temperatures inside a bit chilly. In a dry climate like Las Vegas, getting a humidifier for the home can help inside temperatures feel more comfortable even when the thermostat is set on a lower heat setting.
Use Exhaust Fans Sparingly
Pick and choose your exhaust moments wisely. For those who don’t know, hot air rises. The exhaust fans, both in the kitchen and bathroom, suck in the hot air and leaves you with the cooler air that remains sitting lower to the ground. By using the exhaust fans in your home sparingly, you can keep some of that warmer air trapped inside to make for a comfier inside temperature.
This tip is obvious and simple, but very effective. Bundling up during the winter months instead of cranking up the heat will cut energy costs down tremendously. The best way to save money is to not spend money. Don’t crank the heat unless you absolutely have to.
Ceiling Fans are Your Friends
Did you know that ceilings are more than just cooling features for the home? Typically, ceiling fans in apartments allow you to have more control over your air flow. Turn your ceiling fan rotation counter-clockwise to push hot air up in the summer, and clockwise to trap heat inside in the winter. In turn, keeping your rooms warmer! Additionally, keeping your ceiling fan on a low setting can help push warmer air back down.
We want you and your guests to enjoy holiday festivities at home, but we don’t want you to break the bank over it. Of course, if you need assistance with your home’s heating or your unit needs repair, call Yes! For more information on how you can practice safe home habits, contact us at 844-216-9300 to learn more or visit us online at https://www.theyesmancan.com/.
Last Updated: September 18, 2023