More people in your home means more lights are on, the water heater is warming more water than usual for showers, and in general more electricity is being used. Check your energy usage through SmartHub, and you’ll notice a correlation in the spike of energy use with guests in your home.
Families are in the kitchen more during Christmas and New Years, baking up all those goodies and wonderful meals for your many guests. Using your oven, microwave and other appliances more often means you’re using more electricity.
During the winter months, the sun is setting much earlier, which means we’re turning our lights on earlier in the evening, using more electricity.
The days are colder during the winter, which means we’re all kicking on our heaters. Heating your home takes energy, especially if you have electric baseboard heaters and/or are using space heaters.