8 Ways to Cut Back on Energy While Entertaining This Winter
Dec 01, 2017
Written by Ashley Leach

Winter is such a great time to entertain friends and family. It’s the season of spending time with loved ones and themed parties, so why not give the gift of celebration this upcoming holiday season!

Throwing a party can be expensive, but with these energy saving tips below it'll help!

  1. If your party is during the day, open all your south facing windows to let in sunshine and help heat up the room. 
  2. If your guests aren’t arriving until night time, make sure all your windows are firmly closed!  Thick and heavy curtains can also help keep the heat in and the cold out.
  3. Bake something yourself. Not only will it be fun to show off your skills to your friends, but the heat from the oven will also help warm the room.
  4. If you have a functioning fire place, use it! It will make the party feel more seasonal and keep you from reaching for the thermostat.
  5. Make sure that all your lights are LEDs, including any festive lights you may use to decorate. Not only are LED lights brighter, but they are also more energy efficient.
  6. Seal off the room. If you are hosting a dinner party, this will help keep the heat in the room that is occupied instead of spreading to places there are no guests.
  7. Close heat vents. You do not need to be heating rooms that you and your guests aren’t using. Instead, the air that is usually directed to those rooms will be directed to the entertaining area!

There are many ways to cut back on energy use while entertaining this winter and still throw a fun, comfortable, and memorable party. Not only will these tips help conserve energy while entertaining, but they will help you for seasons to come.

 

Source: https://energy.gov/energysaver/led-lighting

 

Ashley Leach

Ashley Leach is a freelance writer and digital content marketer with a background in journalism, digital reporting, and marketing for numerous industries. She's found her perfect fit at North American Power in writing about home maintenance and repairs, energy efficiency, and smart home technology.