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Tips for a Budget Friendly, Energy Efficient Super Bowl Sunday

Tips for a Budget Friendly, Energy Efficient Super Bowl SundayFootball is not everyone’s thing.  But, with over 100 million people watching it, clearly the Super Bowl is an event worth talking about.  Some people might be diehard football fans, some may be interested in the famed advertisements, and others may just appreciate the opportunity to eat a ton of food.

However, just because companies are paying upwards of $5 million for air time during the Super Bowl, doesn’t mean that this annual event has to break the bank for you.

Super Bowl parties are time honored traditions, and, in fact, electricity usage is traditionally down during the Super Bowl due to the fact that many people gather together and use only one TV to watch the game.

If you are hosting this year, don’t worry, you can still do so in a way that conserves both energy and money.  Follow these tips for a budget friendly and energy efficient Super Bowl Sunday.

Take Advantage of Your Dishwasher

Washing dishes in the dishwasher is actually more energy efficient than hand washing.  So, use dishwasher safe serving dishes, and fill up the dishwasher without guilt!  Make sure to have a full load before you run it however.

Use Coolers

Now is the time too pull out that cool YETI cooler that you got for Christmas.  Instead of having guests opening up your refrigerator all not and wasting electricity, keep beverages cool in a cooler.  Plus, you can keep the cooler right by the TV so guests don’t have to miss any big plays.

Turn the Heat Down

Turning the heat down is always a sure way to save a little money.  On Super Bowl Sunday, when your home is crowded with guests, turning the heat down will save energy and make things more comfortable for everyone.

Make it a Potluck

Asking guests to bring a dish to pass helps in many ways.  1.  Less work and stress for you, 2. Saving money on ingredients and good, 3. Saving energy on preparing food and washing dishes.

 

For more information about keeping your home comfortable, contact us at Flame Heating, Cooling, Plumbing, and Electrical.  And Go _________ (insert team name here) !

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