Four Tips for Holiday Energy Savings

  1. Use LED holiday lights. According to the Department of Energy, it costs just $0.27 to light a 6-foot tree for 12 hours per day, for 40 days with LED holiday lights compared to $10 for traditional incandescent lights.
  2. Electronics with chargers, remote controls, and clock displays can all draw stand-by power even when they seem "off". Use a smart power strip to prevent new gadgets from wasting energy.
  3. Smart thermostats equipped with occupancy sensors can keep your home at an efficient temperature for your wallet (and your pets!) while you're out of town.
  4. Give gifts that pay back. Consider choosing something that will help your friend or loved one save energy - like an advanced cell phone charger or a DIY home air sealing kit.

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