Decorating for the holidays is a tradition for many families. However, it can be difficult to find lights that are long-lasting and easy on the electric bill. Buying more energy-efficient decorations will keep your home festive and your wallet happy. Here are a few things to consider.

Buy LED and Energy-Efficient Lights

There are a multitude of options when it comes to holiday lights, and it can seem ridiculous to attempt to differentiate between the all. However, purchasing quality lights will ensure that they’ll last for years, have a lower risk of fire hazard and be more energy efficient. LED lights are longer lasting than traditional options. There are also energy-efficient holiday light options, as well. Be sure to read the information on each product to choose the most energy efficient lights for your home.

Get Creative

Lights aren’t the only decorating option. Make homemade wreaths, wood cutouts or hang large ornaments from tree limbs for a fun, creative spin on holiday decorations. Use Pinterest or Google for ideas, or create your own!

Use Candles

Candles provide a warm, cozy glow that perfectly represents the holiday season. Instead of turning on the lights right as the sun goes down, light some candles near the window to give a holiday glow to your home. However, be sure to follow safety practices when using candles, and never leave them lit when out of the house.

The holidays are time for family, friends and hot chocolate. Don’t let energy costs damper the holiday spirit! Purchasing energy-efficient decorations will ensure that your home is festive and your wallet is full. Champion AC is happy to answer any questions about energy efficiency and your home. Call or visit today!


Ben Hubbert is a retired Combat Controller with the United States Air Force. He started Champion AC in 2007. Ben is originally from the Mississippi Gulf Coast. He is happily married and an avid fan of the San Antonio Spurs and New Orleans Saints.