Save money while showing off the holiday spirit

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We know that decorating is a great part of the holidays. Lights hung on trees or roofs are a great
way to make your home or business shine during the holiday season, but there are ways to
make the holiday’s glow and not your energy bill.
• Purchase LED lights and strand lights to decorate and save energy. ENERGY
STAR qualified LED lights use 90% less energy than traditional bulbs – which
means the cost to light a typical tree with LEDs is about $1 per season. LED lights
generate less heat, are cool to the touch and can last up to 10 years. They’re
brighter, eco-friendly and safer, since they are much cooler than incandescent lights.
LED flameless candles are also a safe and energy efficient alternatives to real
candles.
• Use path lights that come in festive designs and welcome people into your
home or business. Line your walkway with LED lights to save money and keep
everyone safe as they enter your home or business.
• Use smart power strips to corral extra cords. These strips can sense when a
device is turned off or not being used and will shut off the power automatically. Be
sure to visit Electricideas.com to compare energy efficiency ratings to save money
on smart power strips.
• Consider using automatic timers. These will turn lights off when you leave your
home or office.
• Consider decorating without using electricity. Place ornaments in a glass jar for
table decorations, add tinsel and bows for a touch of sparkle, or place figurines on
office surfaces such as desks, shelves and countertops.
• Use greenery for garland, indoor or outdoor wreaths and floral arrangements.
Real or faux, greenery doesn’t use energy. Add LED lights and festive ribbon for an
extra touch.
For more than 100 energy efficiency tips, rebates and energy efficient efforts visit:
www.electricideas.com. ​

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