Before you deck the halls and transform your Florida home into a festival of lights this holiday, consider how your lighting display will affect your winter electric bills. Monthly bills can be especially expensive when you and your neighbors beautifully decorate your homes with holiday outdoor lighting. Fortunately, there are a few ways you can reduce your electric bills while still having the brightest house on the block.
As your family goes on a nightly stroll through your Clearwater neighborhood, you can enjoy the lighting displays that your neighbors have put together. But these lighting displays can be costly, which is why Hoffman Electrical & A/C has put together tips to keep your energy bills down.
Do you use incandescent or LED lights when lighting your home? You may not think it makes a difference, but it does! If you’ve been using incandescent lights, make a change. By replacing them with ENERGY STAR® qualified LED light strands you will save on your utility bills this holiday. And that’s not their only advantage—LED lights last ten times as long and have no filaments or glass to break!
You may have done a spectacular job decorating your home, but let’s face it, there is no one admiring your hard work in the middle of the night. Use a timer to automatically turn on your holiday lights at dusk and turn off in the middle of the night. By limiting the amount your lights are on to times when people can appreciate them, you will reduce your energy bills.
There are plenty of ways to decorate your home for the holidays—ways that don’t impact your electric bills! Make use of other decorations like tinsel, wreaths, and jingling bells! Instead of decorating the front of your St. Petersburg home with strands of lights, consider buying a solar powered spotlight with different color filters. There are many ways to enjoy the beauty of the holidays without raising your electric bills exponentially.
Don’t forget to check out our electrical safety tips to help keep your family healthy this holiday season!
When it comes to outdoor lighting, there are so many ways to lower your bill that you might not think of. Hoffman Electrical & A/C can help with all your electrical needs in the Tampa and St. Petersburg, FL areas. Whether you need electrical upgrades or dedicated circuitry installation, our licensed electricians will also be happy to help! Contact us for additional advice to help you lower your electric bill in the winter and all year long.
Call us at 866-238-3243 or fill out an online contact form to schedule an appointment today in the St. Petersburg, Tampa, or Clearwater areas!