The other day, I was reading an article in the newspaper about how energy bills tend to be higher during December, not just because of the winter weather, but because people like to stay in a warm house during this time of year.
When I read the article, I thought back to the Christmas season in the house where I grew up. We would always turn up our manual thermostat and have light up the fireplace, happy to be together on some of the shortest days of the year.
While I love nothing more than spending time with my family in warm and cozy house, I decided to look up a few ways to save energy during this time of year. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, it is possible to use less energy during the holiday season by thinking about the electronics that we buy as gifts.
Energy-saving electronics can be given to our loved ones as gifts, and they use far less electricity than other models, which can reduce costs on the electric bills, and be good for the environment.
This year, I requested that my family makes sure that all of the electronics we give as presents are of the energy saving variety. It's this kind of a small change that can save us a lot of money, even if we're turning up the thermostat a little bit higher than usual.
My family agreed, and we've all picked out energy-efficient gifts to give to one another. I think it will be our best Christmas yet, and I can't wait to snuggle up on the couch in front of the fire.