Money Saving Tips for the Holidays

Friday, November 15, 2019
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The holiday season is coming upon us, which means it’s time to consider ways to cut down on energy consumption and save some money for all those presents! Lakepointe Electric is here to help you so that you and your family can not only enjoy the festivities of the holiday season but also cut on costs while you’re at it. From LED Christmas lights to Smart Home Installation, we have the solutions you need!


Switch to LED Christmas Lights


According to The Balance Everyday, LED Christmas lights can save up to 90% on your energy consumption during the holiday season. What’s more, is that they are inexpensive to buy brand-new from the store. It’s not hard to get used to them, either. In many cases, LED lights are nicer quality and give off a stronger color than traditional Christmas lights.


Keep Lights on a Timer


Go to your local hardware store and buy your light displays an automated timer – both indoor and outdoor. Make sure the timer is set to turn your lights on at sunset and turn them off before you go to bed. Try to keep the window of time at roughly six hours or less to conserve energy. It’s much better to invest in a timer now so that it can save you in the long run. But don’t let that stop you from timing the other lights at home, too! Give us a call to replace your traditional light switches for your driveway or porch lights with automated timers to keep energy-saving trends throughout your home all year.


Use Candles Along with the Christmas Tree


Candles are such a wonderful addition to any room in the house. Many holiday-themed candles emit that inviting and often nostalgic atmosphere perfect for those warm, cozy, winter nights. If you’re putting up a Christmas tree, or have similar lighting centerpieces in the house, use candles to light the surrounding areas of the room. Candles are an attractive and cozier alternative to lighting and will save you money on your electric bill. We recommend progressively using candles throughout the holiday season as energy servicers will likely raise their rates on energy usage during this well-lit time of year.


Rechargeable Batteries for Presents and Decorations


This is a double-sided advantage during the holiday season. Not only would you be saving money replacing (rather expensive) batteries, rechargeable batteries are energy-efficient for this year’s presents and home décor. Rechargeable batteries usually do not take long to recharge, and they contribute to how much waste you’ll be avoiding.


If you buy or receive gifts that require batteries, consider purchasing rechargeable batteries and a charger. What’s more is that many retailers, both online and in-store, offer sales on batteries during the busy holiday season. What better time to be eco-friendlier and save you some money at the same time?


Invest in Smart Home Installation


Should you invest in “smart” upgrades for your home? More and more Americans are embracing the idea of a connected home; and not just tech-lovers who want the latest-and-greatest in everything. Many cost-conscious homeowners have done the math and realized that investing in easy smart home upgrades right now could save them a lot of money down the road.


Lakepointe Electric is the go-to source for smart home upgrades and installation in southeast Michigan. We can quickly and efficiently install new products or retrofit your existing devices and appliances to create the perfect smart home for you and your family. Call us today at (586) 204-8515 or click here to fill out our contact form.


Source: How to Use Less Energy During the Holidays (The Balance Everyday)