Energy Savings

Hosting a house full of holiday guests can add up

Here’s how to save

Spending time with loved ones is a common tradition during the holiday season, but a packed house can easily drive up your energy use.

Holiday savings tips

Before your guests arrive, come up with a conservation plan and pass along these tips.

  • Keep doors closed to avoid letting cold air into your home.
  • Use blankets to stay warm.
  • Open blinds when it’s sunny to add warmth.
  • Wash and dry clothes in large loads.
  • Lower your water heater temperature to 120 degrees and limit time in the shower.
  • Turn off and unplug lights and electronics when they’re not in use.

Finally, don’t forget to can monitor your energy use via SmartHub — our free and convenient mobile app that connects you to all your account needs. Stay in control and adapt your energy use to avoid surprise bills.

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