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Saving money through the holiday season in Newnan, Georgia, is more of an art than a science. From the food and gift expenses to the energy and travel costs, you can easily find yourself drowning in debt to start the new year. Shopping for less expensive and more meaningful gifts will certainly help you save. You can also pocket more money throughout the holiday season and winter by preventing a hefty energy bill.

Use LED Lights When Decorating

If you’re still hanging strands of incandescent lights to decorate your home for the holidays, it’s time to catch up with the technological times. LED lights not only consume 75 percent less energy but they last 25 times longer.

Set Your Thermostat to the Perfect Temperature

If you’re still using a manual thermostat, consider upgrading to a programmable or a smart model. For maximized energy savings in the winter, your thermostat should read 68 degrees when you’re at home and awake. When you’re asleep or away from home, turn your thermostat down. For every degree below 68, you save up to 2 percent in energy.

Make Sure Your Ceiling Fans Are Rotating the Right Way

Your ceiling fans aren’t only there for the aesthetic appeal they offer. They also have a function that can reduce your heating system’s workload. During winter, your ceiling fans should rotate clockwise on the lowest speed to pull cooler air up. By doing so, the gentle updraft will push warmer air that has naturally risen to your ceiling down.

Schedule Heater Maintenance

Another way to reduce your heating system’s workload and prevent a repair is to schedule heater maintenance as early in the heating season as possible. As a result, you’ll lower energy bills and avoid costly premature replacements.

To ensure your heating system helps you avoid wasting energy and money this winter, contact X-Stream Mechanical Services at 770-769-1257 to schedule heater maintenance. Our team is standing by to dispatch your request.

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