We are in the midst of another holiday season, and you may be looking for ways to save a few extra bucks without skimping on the cheer. We’ve compiled a list to help you have a more energy efficient holiday season.

1. LED lights

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LED bulbs consume 80-90% less energy than incandescent bulbs. Another huge bonus is no more time spent replacing broken bulbs!

2. Unplug phantom appliances

Some electronics still use energy when they are turned off. Avoid the extra strain with your decorations by unplugging them while they are not in use.

3. Walk more

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A great way to save money on gas is not to use it. Instead of looking at Christmas lights from the car, try checking them out on foot.

4. Use light timers

Keep forgetting to unplug your Christmas tree lights? Set a light timer and worry no more. Aim for the lights being on six hours or less a day.

5. Use people to heat your house

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Having guests over? Turn down your thermostat. The extra bodies will help warm your house up.

6. Make use of reflective decorations

No energy required, tinsel can really brighten up a room by using the lights you already have.

7. Rechargeable batteries

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Stop wasting money on single use batteries. Rechargeable batteries have improved a lot, and you won’t have to worry about disposing of batteries anymore.

8. Buy energy star certified electronics

With energy star certified electronics you won’t have to worry about them sucking up a lot of energy.

So there you have it, some simple ways to cut your energy usage just in time to spread even more cheer this year! For more decorating inspration look no further than, Holiday Decorating on a Budget.

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