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Saving Energy in Your Home During the Holiday Season

November 20, 2020

The holiday season can be a fun yet costly time of the year, especially if you aren’t energy efficient in your Jacksonville, Florida, home. From programming your thermostat wisely to giving the gift of efficiency, discover three ways to saving energy during the holiday season.

Program Your Thermostat Wisely

If you’ve already set your smart thermostat to an energy-efficient 68 degrees, you’re on track for a cost-effective holiday season. If you want to save even more energy, though, we offer plenty of additional tips.

With a smart device like the Wi-Fi Thermostat, you can program the thermostat to reduce the temperature to 58 degrees overnight or while you’re away. You can also use your smartphone to turn it up before you return home or wake up.

Replace the Air Filter

Before your holiday guests arrive, take a minute to replace your HVAC system’s air filter. Our team recommends doing this at least every 90 days. But you should check it every month to make sure it’s clean.

The holiday season is the ideal time to check this off your to-do list. Not only will a fresh air filter keep your home’s air quality high and your guests breathing easily, but it’ll also lessen the strain on your HVAC system.

Install Efficient Holiday Lights

If you’ve never gotten around to replacing your incandescent holiday lights, you might not realize how inefficient they are. This year, replace your old bulbs with Energy Star-qualified LED lights.

By doing so, you’ll save up to 70 percent of the energy your incandescent lights use. Your LED lights will also last up to 25 times longer.

Whether you need energy-efficient thermostat tips or advice about replacing your air filter, we’re here to help with all your HVAC needs. Call the HVAC experts at Ocean State Air Conditioning & Heating today.

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