Have an Energy-efficient Holiday
Each year, enthusiastic homeowner’s decorate inside and/or outside their homes heralding in the holiday season. It’s a colorful way to provide extra holiday cheer and the neighborhood children absolutely love it. The fact is, when you’re a kid, Christmas is a thrilling time, and the lights add to the excitement. For adults, the issue is the increased electric bill and lack of outdoor outlets. Mister Sparky electricians in Huntsville, AL can take care of the lack of outlets in and outside of your home.
Furthermore, it’s easy to feel like the Grinch when it comes to the high electric bill that extensive decorations and long hours of baking during the holidays bring. You may be glad to know you can save energy and money on its cost by switching to energy-efficient holiday decorations.
The ambiance provided by colorful lights on the Christmas tree or the fireplace mantel provides your home with festivity. Unfortunately, when you take it to a higher degree with not only lighted decorations throughout key parts of the home, but also create a magical wonderland outdoors for all to enjoy, it comes with a cost. For some households, an electric bill in excess of a thousand dollars is not uncommon. For these, LED lighting is the solution for reducing the electric bill, and our electricians in Huntsville, AL can provide the electrical services you require.
However, when you want to bring your lawn alive with festivity, you don’t have to feel like a Grinch, you can accomplish it with energy efficient LED lighting, and save significantly on energy. In addition, the LED strand will outlast the incandescent bulbs by approximately 18,000 hours longer, depending on the brand and quality. LED lighting emits vibrant color, and is cool to the touch, meaning they are safer for live trees. Just ensure you purchase lights rated for outdoor use in outside displays. Our electricians in Huntsville, AL can provide the extra outlets you require for outdoor lighting displays.
Use a Timer to Save Energy
Placing your lights and decorations on a timer eliminates the risk of a fire from forgotten lights, and saves energy. A timer allows you to control the operation of holiday decorations. Simple timers are designed to plug into any standard outlet. A dial on the front of the timer allows you to set the time for when you want the lights on, and when they are to turn off. A timer is a simple upgrade for saving energy. An option for those serious about reducing energy costs is a lighting control system for your home. Our electricians in Huntsville, AL can provide the installation you need.
Battery Operated Holiday Decorations
While it is strictly not recommended to place anything with an open flame near a Christmas tree or other flammable objects, candles provide a beautiful accent to tables, fireplace mantels, windows and other locations. Today you can purchase realistic artificial candles that operate off batteries providing the warm glow and beauty of candles without the danger of fire.
Along with holiday decorations comes the issue of supplying them with power. Mister Sparky electricians in Huntsville, AL can provide the electrical outlet and/or extra circuits you need for holiday decorating with fewer extension cords. In fact, the reduced need for electricity by LED lighting is an additional reason to upgrade them. You may not need additional circuits when you change to LED lights, although chances are you can use additional outlets.
Converting Incandescent Decorations to LED
Decorations with snap in lighting can potentially be exchanged with LED light strands depending on the number of lights required. However, if you can find the appropriate plastic fasteners for the lights that will attach to the existing decorations, you can exchange them even when you need a 25 light strand but only have a 50 light strand. You have the option of adding more lights where there are none or following the same pattern by alternating the light strands.
Reduce the Electric Bill Year Long
You can reduce the electric bill year round with LED lighting. Begin with lighting in frequently used rooms and outdoor post or pole lighting for the highest immediate savings. Remember, although LED lights cost more initially, they last about 90% longer and save energy throughout their lifespan. Do buy a quality brand for the longest lifespan possible, especially for post lighting that is difficult to reach, and have a lifespan of 50,000 to 70,000 hours. This means you are on a ladder far less changing bulbs. Contact our electricians in Huntsville, AL today to schedule reliable electrical service.
Our licensed electricians can provide the electrical service you need to ensure your safety and satisfaction. Mister Sparky electricians in Huntsville, AL possess the expertise to ensure the service you receive meets or exceeds the industry standards. Mister Sparky is a member of the BBB with an A+ rating, and serves the North Alabama region.