Valentine’s Day is almost here! Do you have any plans already? Whether you plan for a romantic dinner or choose to stay at home and cook dinner for the whole family, it is important that you stay within the budget to avoid costly expenses.
When it comes to energy-efficiency, Texas Made Air Conditioning & Heating can help. We understand your saving goals…so here are five (5) Valentine’s Day energy-saving tips for you.
For sure, you’ll be preparing some delights for Valentine’s family dinner. To save energy on cooking, use only a slow cooker. It is more energy-efficient as it uses less energy than a stovetop. Use also the right pan size for the amount of food you plan to cook. When washing the dishes, use a dishwasher instead of hand-washing to save water.
Unplug All Electronics
According to the U.S. Fire Administration, electric fires account for 6.3% of all residential fires, with almost 24,000 fires being reported every year. To avoid this risk, unplug all electronic devices in your home if you’re heading outdoors on Valentine’s night. Those unplugged devices are still consuming energy even if they are turned off. This idea saves you energy while avoiding the potential risks of fire hazards.
Use Fewer Lights
Valentine’s Day isn’t complete without a romantic setting in place. You can achieve this atmosphere by using some candles or dimming the lights in your home. Let the surrounding stay that way until the dinner and small chats are over. With this smart idea, you can save energy for a few hours while enjoying that romantic feel in your home.
Turn Down the Heat
Did you know that you can make your Valentine’s Day warmer without cranking up your thermostat? If you need an excuse to get closer with special someone, then turn down the heat and stay warm under a comfy cover. Grab a piece of thick blanket and share the warmth under the sheet. This definitely saves you energy in a night.
Optimize Your Fireplace’s Efficiency
You probably love to sit in front of a roaring fireplace—and this Valentine’s Day, it will be of great use for you and your family. You can make your fireplace more energy-efficient by installing a heat-air exchange system with it. If there’s no fire burning, be sure to close the damper to prevent heat from escaping.
Your love month doesn’t have to be expensive. Try these simple energy-saving hacks, and you’ll surely get a good return this Valentine’s Day.
If you are looking for more energy-saving tips or need quality service for your heating system, feel free to contact Texas Made Air Conditioning & Heating today.