Everett, WA – Snohomish County PUD reminds you of the great value of LED (light-emitting diodes) holiday lights. They use a fraction of the energy used by a standard C7 holiday light or holiday mini-light. And the life expectancy of LED lights is 100,000 to 200,000 hours!
Other benefits of LED holidays lights include:
- If one bulb burns out, the rest of the string stays lit
- LED lights are cool to the touch
- You can use up to 20 strings together on one circuit
The retail cost is around $10 to $15 per string of 70 lights. They are available at many retailers throughout the area. Look and ask for ENERGY STAR LEDs to make sure you are purchasing energy-efficient holiday lights.
Other Winter Energy Savers
There are a variety of other easy steps you can take to save energy and keep your home comfortable during the cooler months:
- Check your crawlspace and attic insulation
- Seal your ductwork
- Seal cracks around doors and windows with weather stripping and caulk
- Let the sun shine in!
- Dress warmer when the days get colder.
- Heat only the spaces you’re using.
- Have your furnace and heat pump serviced
- Upgrade to an electronic thermostat
- Insulate outlets and light switches
- Install storm windows
- Add a ceiling fan to circulate air
For more energy saving tips and information about PUD conservation programs, visit www.snopud.com/energytips.