- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
Four Tips for Holiday Energy Savings