The Christmas season is nearing and it’s time to deck the halls! Here’s our guide to save both time and money when it comes to your holiday light display, to keep that Christmas cheer going all season.
To save you money in the long run, there are a couple of items that you should splurge on. Heavy-duty extension cords that are made for outdoor use will ensure that none of your Christmas lights burn out or overheat. LED Christmas lights are also essential because they use 70-90% less energy and can last up to 10 times longer than incandescent bulbs. These items may be slightly more expensive than the conventional decor, but they will pay you back in the long run when your lights run more efficiently and last longer.
Christmas lights that are left on 24 hours a day during the Christmas season draw a lot of power and create much larger power bills. Use automatic timers for your lights so they only run when you want them to! Automatic timers are inexpensive and can result in big savings for you this Christmas. After the Christmas season is over, dismantle your lights sooner rather than later in order to extend their life because the elements tend to dramatically reduce how long your lights will last.
Nobody wants to spend their holiday season in an emergency room. Always work with a partner to hang holiday lights and make sure you have the proper equipment to do so. If you are certain that you’ll be hanging lights from your eaves for many years to come, invest in permanent light clips. They are inexpensive and will save you time when you are hanging your lights next year.
Plan for Next Year
You can find big savings on Christmas decorations and lights if you shop the hugely discounted after-Christmas sales. Take this time to stock up on some of your favorite lights or decor pieces.
Putting up your holiday lights can seem like a daunting task, but having the right electricians at your side can make the whole process a breeze. Give our friendly staff a call today at 701-232-1991 or visit us online for more easy solutions to your home’s electrical needs.