Easy Energy Saving Tips For Holiday Decorating
It's after Thanksgiving and holiday decorations are popping up all over your neighborhood. Lights, garland, and other festive touches make the season bright, but there can be a big cost associated with the displays. We take a look at a just few ways to still go big, but keep your energy impact small.
First, replace any of your old lights with LEDs. Most lights available now are LED, but if you have a string that you've used for many seasons, it may be time to upgrade. Old incandescent lights are very inefficient and create much more heat than their more modern counterparts. LED lights are also much less likely to burnout; they tend to last as much as ten times longer than incandescent lights.
Using automatic timers is also a great way to reduce your electricity use. Timers can be set to run in the evening, say, from 5:30 to 10pm. At a certain time, they'll shut off. This can save a lot of energy and money, and might even let the neighbors sleep a little easier, too.
It's also a neat trick to incorporate more reflective materials and decorations that make what lights you use even more bright. Back your display with tinsel, ribbon, or reflective bulks that greatly enhance the light you're already powering. It's a great way to turn a single string of lights into the glow and shine of many more!
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