Energy Saving Tips: During the Holidays
Use fiber optic decorations - they use a single bulb located in the base of the unit to light the entire decoration.
Have a timer on your outside lights to avoid accidently leaving your lights on and running up your electric bill unnecessarily, both indoors and out. You will remove the burden of turning lights on and off and avoid leaving them on all night or during the daylight hours. Just make sure that the timer you use is rated to handle the total wattage of your lights.
LED holiday bulbs use 80-90 percent less electricity and are longer lasting than regular Christmas lights.
Turn the thermostat down when you have guests. Extra bodies in the house means extra warmth at no cost.