Sunday, 30 November 2014

Christmas Energy Costs

Eeek it’s such an expensive time of year in all respects; countless presents to buy, making sure you are all stocked up with extra festive food and looking at this infographic from My Four Walls raising energy costs too!  It’s hard for families making ends meet anytime of year but at Christmas you feel more under pressure than usual.

I would love to snuggle around a fire, but at the back of my mind I worry endlessly about paying the next energy bill.  So rather than the season to be jolly, its actually the season to be very cold here…

I like the idea of putting our roof to work!  We have a giant roof and it might as well make itself useful and earn its keep.  It certainly has cost us enough in maintaining it so far; it’s about time it contributed back into the family finances. 

If we could power our home with the energy from solar panels, we would have no worries about covering the Christmas tree in twinkling lights or enjoying the comfort of regularly having the heating on!  We could start to decorate our whole house, like this example of extreme Christmas lights; the children would enjoy glowing reindeers, polar bears and penguins to show off to their friends. 

Rather than huddling under a blanket, wearing my thermal leggings, onesie and dressing gown to try and stay cosy we could bask in the heat and enjoy the radiance of our festive lights.  I think there is a lot to be said in making the most of eco energy if it helps you get the Christmas you want.

With advent starting on Monday and everything gearing up to the official countdown to Christmas it’s also important to spare a thought about our beautiful planet!  Christmas is about giving so investing in eco energy is helping ensure a brighter future for everyone, being cleaner and greener!

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