Energy efficiency should be on everyone’s mind during the holidays. With Christmas lights filling up the town and neighborhood, one might be concerned on how much energy is being used. Although the lights bring out the joy of the Christmas season, you never want to drive up the utility bill. Michigan’s weather already has us turning up the heater, why increase it further? A higher energy bill means money is thrown away instead of using it for gifts. Finding a cost-effective solution for Christmas lights shouldn’t mean not decorating your home, but putting up Christmas lights shouldn’t mean a higher energy bill. A solution does exist, and we at Iceberg Heating & Cooling are happy to provide it!
Energy-efficient Christmas lights are more than just a way to save money. They offer custom illumination, longer life, and a safer Christmas for everyone. Although it may seem negligible at first, switching to energy-efficient Christmas lights gives both short-term and long-term results that are unforgettable. Finding the right type of energy-efficient Christmas lights is made easy with Energy Star certified LEDs.
Switching to Energy Star LEDs
Choosing Energy Star certified LED Christmas lights means you get quality illumination made with energy conservation. LED lights consume as little as 80% less energy than traditional incandescent bulbs, and lower your costs immensely. Saving money doesn’t stop there, as LED bulbs are also unbeatable when it comes to surviving the winter. LED bulbs are not affected by chilly temperatures, and are resistant to both water and snow. With the ability to easily stand cold, rainy, and snowy weather conditions, LED bulbs stand any test you throw at them. Their modern design gives them a longer lifespan as well, with LED bulbs lasting up to 20 years or even more. Although it may cost more upfront, these bulbs will save greatly as you use them. See it as an investment, and your return is getting energy-efficient lighting that is beautiful and long-lasting, along with stronger durability against harsh weather conditions.
General Energy-Saving Tips
Although switching to a more energy-efficient holiday will help save you money and add beautiful illumination to your home, there are still some practices you can do to improve energy efficiency even further. Below are some general tips to save more energy with your Christmas lights.
- If you want to keep your lights on throughout the night, dim them to avoid several hours of full energy consumption.
- Candles and reflective decorations act as added illumination with your Christmas lights and can be substituted when conditions allow it.
- Store away your lights properly by wrapping them around a cardboard cylinder, and placing them in an airtight container within a dry location.
Choosing energy-efficient Christmas lights means giving back to both your home and utility bill this Christmas. If you are looking to save even more money and cut down on energy usage, contact Iceberg Heating & Cooling today! We value energy-efficiency for our Michigan homeowners and work to provide heating maintenance services that helps cut down on the energy bill and prolong the life of your HVAC system. Give us a call at (734) 375-1119to schedule an appointment and improve your energy efficiency. Happy holidays from Iceberg Heating & Cooling!