Energy-Saving Tips to Brighten Your Holidays

December 15, 2020

On the first day of Christmas, Union Power gave to me… tips and tricks to save energy! That’s right, we’re getting in the energy-saving holiday spirit here at Union Power, and we are sharing tips to help you save energy and money at home during the holidays.

  1. Install A Programmable Thermostat. Don’t pay for warm air that you aren’t using. By installing and setting a programmable thermostat, you can potentially save money on your energy bills. If you are traveling this holiday, be sure to program your thermostat for energy savings.  If you own a heat pump, be sure not to increase your thermostat setting by more than two degrees at one time. This practice will eliminate the electric heat strips from activating and allow your system to operate efficiently.
  1. Drive Your Way to Fuel Savings.  Whether you drive across town to do errands or across the country to visit family, fuel costs can add up over the holidays. One way to reduce fuel consumption is to empty your car after all your driving trips; an extra 100 pounds in your vehicle could increase gas costs by up to $0.08 a gallon. Drive an electric vehicle? Learn how you can save by visiting

Ultimately, numerous steps can be taken to manage and potentially reduce your energy consumption this holiday season. Taking the initiative to be energy efficient will not only positively impact your finances, but it will also increase your home’s comfort. We at Union Power hope that

you have a happy and healthy holiday season and that you take extra steps to manage your energy consumption during this time of year.