Tips to Save Energy While on Winter Vacation
Vacations are a time when homeowners can relax, forget about the little stresses of life and spend some quality time with their families. All too often, people are in such a hurry to pack and get out of town, they forget to think of energy saving tricks to keep the gas and electric bills down while they are away on winter vacation.
- Water heaters can be turned off or turned down several degrees to save electricity.
- Unplug electronics, including TVs, DVD players, chargers, gaming consoles and computers.
- Make sure all the lights are switched off. If you are planning to use timers or motion-detecting lights to create the illusion of being at home, use energy-efficient CFL bulbs in the fixtures that are set to light up.
- Raise temperature setting on your refrigerator and freezer.