12 Days Of Holiday Safety & Savings
The holiday season is right around the corner, and we’re dreaming of decked halls, delicious food and nights around the fire. But as temperatures drop and decorations come down from the attic, there are a few things to remember so you can stay safe and save a little money:
1. Put a New Thermostat on Your Wish List
Upgrading your thermostat is a great way to save on energy costs this winter.
2. Let a Little Sun In
Keep your curtains open during the day for a natural home-heat boost.
3. Deck the Halls with LED Lights
LED lights use about 90% less electricity, helping you save on holiday cheer.
4. Stay on the Nice List
Get ahead of your winter honey-do list by sealing window leaks and checking doors.
5. Plan Your Holiday Dinner Prep
Bake multiple items at the same time so you can cut down on your oven use.
6. Treat Your Chimney with Care
Ensure your fireplace is clean, safe and ready-to-use before you light it.
7. Keep an Eye on Your Outlets
Don’t blow the big reveal – keep your decorations at a safe voltage for your home.
8. Water Your Tree
Keep the Christmas magic going (and prevent a fire) by watering real trees often.
9. Lights Out!
Unplugging decorations before bed saves energy and reduces your fire risk.
10. Check Decorations Twice
When you break out holiday decor, check for damaged wires and electrical components.
11. Go Flame Free
Flameless candles are a great way to safely decorate your home for the holidays.
12. Keep Cords Tidy
Keep items organized and never place extension cords under blankets or rugs.
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