It may be time to deck the halls, but you don’t have to break the bank – or a leg – in the process.
Switching to energy-efficient LED holiday lights can save you money right away, without losing any of the sparkle of the season. And taking some simple safety precautions when lighting up your home will ensure an injury-free holiday. With extra lights and decorations around the home, it’s always wise to also brush up on fire safety around the holidays.
Here are some useful and simple safety tips to remember before dragging out the ladder to channel your inner Clark Griswold.
Now that you have a safety refresher for hanging lights outdoors, let’s talk money – specifically how much you can save by switching to energy-efficient LED holiday lights.
Beyond energy savings, LED holiday lights have other benefits as well, such as:
Finally, the holidays are a prime time for fires in the home. In fact, one of every four Christmas tree fires in homes is caused by electrical problems.
Even though they are not common, Christmas tree fires are more likely to be serious, according to the U.S. Fire Administration.
Beyond the tree itself, the holidays often also involve candles and decorations that are subject to fire hazards. Statistics show the top three days for candle-related fires are Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. Overall, candles start two out of five home decoration structure fires.
The following infographic from the U.S. Fire Administration offers more tips to ensure a fire-free holiday season.
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