It’s almost Valentine’s Day! Have you found the perfect gift for your special someone yet? You should consider getting him or her the gift that will keep on giving all year long: cheaper energy rates. Don’t think it sounds like the romantic gift your significant other will be expecting? Don’t underestimate the value of saving on your energy bill. Here are five reasons getting yourself set up to pay less for your energy consumption each month is way more romantic than you think.
1) Make candles romantic again
Candles create that token romantic ambiance. There’s nothing more special than a candle-lit dinner, emphasized by the subdued glow of a candle-lit room, perhaps with the added décor of scattered rose petals. Well, that classic romantic scene tends to lose quite a bit of its class when you are using candles year-round as a substitute form of lighting to help cut back on energy consumption and thus save on the cost of your energy bill. If you want to keep candles romantic—and to save your rose petals for atmospheric ambiance instead of burning them in the candle flames to produce some extra heat in your house—then there may be something more romantic to lower energy rates than you might have thought.
2) Nothing says romance like not being in Canada in February
Valentine’s Day just happens to coincide with the coldest month of the year for most parts of Canada, and while you may think it sounds romantic to bundle up under a blanket, separated only by the five layers of sweaters you are each wearing so you can counterbalance the high cost of heating, you can probably think again. Saving a little each month on your electricity and natural gas bill could mean savings enough to transport you and your loved one somewhere bikini-appropriate for Valentine’s Day.
3) Even if you like the cold weather, monthly savings can help you like it better
There are some strange folk who do enjoy the cold weather, but that doesn’t mean you aren’t sick of the daily monotony of shoveling and salting the driveway. Saving a little each month could help you and your loved one transport yourselves to someplace more fun for the remnants of the winter months—like a ski resort. Or you could even take a little extra time off work to spend a little more time enjoying the pleasures of being home with your family.
4) Save if you’ve ever truly valued those Valentine’s Day sweets
If you are a fan of Valentine’s Day solely for the chocolate and other treats that get carted your way as the romance offering for the year, then you’ll still notice the value of saving more each month on your energy bill. Those savings could translate into more chocolates. Additionally, they could mean the oven doesn’t need to be used so conservatively year-round, and that could only mean one thing: more baked goods.
Lower monthly energy costs could mean enough savings to get all dolled up and head out to a nice restaurant for an Audrey Hepburn-style evening of fun. Or, if you aren’t such a fan of heading out to find your entertainment, you could just stay home. Crank the heat up in your house or apartment (without worrying about the added cost to your energy bill), and imagine you’ve transported to a tropical wonderland—without the stress or cost of travel. Not interested in even an imaginary beach? Pick up a projector with those energy savings, grab some popcorn, and have a night out at the movies right in your living room. Consider watching one or two of the classics while pairing your entertainment choice with the film’s token cocktail. Martini, anyone? Shaken—not stirred.
For more information about how you can lower your energy rates in time for Valentine’s Day, visit energyrates.ca.