30 Nov '13, 12am

Saving energy this holiday is easy (and will save you money, just when you need it!).

Dazzling and delightful lights. Cold and cozy winter days. The holiday season is upon us but so too is our struggle to save energy. Herewith, some super simple energy savings tips for the merriest of seasons. 1. Go with LED. This should be a no-brainer folks. LEDs use 90 percent less electricity than regular lights. Making the switch will save you money on your holiday utility bills, and reduce your impact on the environment. 2. Avoid phantom power. If our friend and eco-friendly decorator to the stars, Robin Wilson , tell us to do something in our home, we do it. Un-plug electronic appliances when not in use such as Christmas tree lights, holiday decorations, cell phone chargers, computer chords, toasters, coffee pots, etc. Put all of your electronics on a power cord and simply turn off the circuit when not in use. Timers for your lights would be a wise move. 3. Turn it d...

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