The holiday season is known for its dazzling displays of lights and decorations. But just how much energy do these festive displays use? And how much does this all cost you?
At Arnold Electrical Services, we understand the joys of holiday decorations. We also know how much the potential strain they put on your home’s electric. Read on to learn some helpful home energy tips for this holiday season that’ll save you money!
Strings of bright lights are on everyone’s homes during the holidays. But these lights may cause your energy bill to spike. It’s time to switch to efficient holiday lights!
LED lights not only shine brighter and last longer than traditional incandescent lights, but they also save energy while in use. In some cases, LED lights may even be the cheaper option. These lights come in a variety of colors and can withstand low temperatures, making them the perfect energy-efficient lighting option that won’t dull your festive spirit.
Ambient lighting is a popular feature in many homes during the holidays, but any extra electricity usage could end up costing you. When it’s time to plug in the lights, consider turning off some lights in your home to save energy. Adjusting your indoor lighting to accommodate holiday lighting is a great way to preserve electricity.
If you can’t bear to part with your incandescent lights, there are still ways you can save energy. Consider investing in a timer for your outdoor lights. There’s no need to keep them on in the middle of the night, so a timer will ensure they’re shut off to save energy.
A power strip is a great option to safely power your holiday decor. Leaving lights and decorations plugged into outlets may use energy even when not in use. With a power strip, you can rest assured no excess energy is being used, and it’s a quick way to power off multiple decorations at once.
Electricity-free doesn’t necessarily mean boring. The holiday season is full of bright, glittering decor, but this can be achieved without ever plugging into an outlet. Reflective materials like tinsel and mirrors can give off a similar glimmering effect. You can wrap your tree in tinsel instead of string lights, and display glass or mirror decorations for a pop of glitz in your home.
Some other festive decor that doesn’t require electricity includes:
- Solar lights
- Plastic ornaments
- Paper chains
- Popcorn strings
You can also take the time to create your own holiday decor. Not only does this save energy, but crafting your own decorations can save money in the long run. It also makes for a fun holiday activity perfect for all ages!
Turn to the Energy Pros
The holidays are infamously known for their costliness. Don’t let your energy bills be another pricey expense!
At Arnold Electrical Services, we offer a host of different services to ensure your home is as energy-efficient as possible. Our skilled team of electricians knows how to safely handle your home’s energy, whether it be for repairs, installations, or surge protection. Contact us today for your electrical needs, and have a safe holiday season!