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How to Keep Your Electric Bill Down with Christmas Light Displays


There’s no better way to get into the Christmas spirit than to check out a few light displays. Some homeowners even put up displays of their own.

But not only do Christmas lights add to Christmas cheer, they’re also adding to your electric bill.

With the cost of electricity expected to rise, so will the cost of those joyful lights. That’s why 9&10 News asked Consumers Energy for some money-saving tips.

“LED decorations will use a lot less energy than the traditional incandescent light bulbs. The good rule of thumb is they’ll use about a tenth of the energy. Timers can help manage the amount of time the lights are going to be on. The smaller the bulb, the less energy it’s going to use as well,” said Josh Paciorek, the West Michigan Media Spokesperson for Consumers Energy.

Consumers Energy also recommends looking for the Energy Star logo when purchasing Christmas lights.

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