Tips For Saving Money On Your Energy Bill During The Holiday Season
As we all know, the holiday season is about giving. We have all been given the greatest gift already: our planet. So this holiday season, give back by reducing your energy consumption, protecting the earth, and saving money in the process. Here at The Christmas Light Emporium, we have compiled a list of 4 tricks to reduce your energy bill this year.
Decorate With LED Holiday Lights
Getting into the holiday spirit means hanging lights and joining the communal atmosphere of decorating your homes inside and out. You don’t have to feel guilty about spending so much on these decorations when you purchase LED lights. Unlike traditional and incandescent bulbs, LED lights last longer and use far less energy. Thus, investing in LEDs saves you money while being more eco-friendly. At The Christmas Light Emporium, we offer a wide range of LED options for you to choose from, including light strings, bulbs, snowflakes, and more.
We all want to be festive, but there are moments when it is unnecessary to go all out. So limit your energy consumption by using timers that turn off your light displays when they are least effective. For example, outdoor Christmas decorations can be difficult to notice when the sun is out, so have them timed to turn on in the evening. For your interior Christmas lighting, have a timer turn them off when you go to bed.
Utilize Power Strips
Like timers, power strips allow you to conveniently cut off lights and other energy-consuming decorations. Power strips are perfect if you plan on travelling. Just flick the power button off before you leave, and you will no longer have to worry about wasting energy on an empty home.
Be Wise With Guests
Don’t be afraid to keep your thermostat off and layer up. This eliminates energy consumption and keeps you comfortable in the clothes and blankets you have already invested in. If you are still compelled to use your thermostat, just adjust it to lower levels. For each degree cooler you make your thermostat, you will be saving energy and lowering your bill.
Following the same logic of saving money by turning your thermostat down, having guests visit naturally increases the temperature of your home. So, adjust your thermostat when people arrive because you will generate heat through using other appliances and natural body heat. This does not mean you can’t have the heat on entirely - maintaining comfort for your guests is important. But, be aware of the heat generated elsewhere in the house. Keeping an eye on your thermostat is one easy way to lower your electric bill.
Shop with The Christmas Light Emporium for your energy-friendly LED lights this holiday season. Not only do we sell the best Christmas lights online, when you shop with us, we give back with our charity program. With every purchase you make, we donate to the cause of your choice. So don’t be afraid to buy in bulk. Christmas lights can spread joy, as can the difference you will make shopping with us.