I&M Offers Energy Saving Tips For Holiday Decorating

With the big holiday season here, people will soon be putting up their holiday decorations, and Indiana Michigan Power is offering guidance for how to save energy when doing so. I&M recommends using LED and strand lights to decorate and to save energy. It says Energy STAR qualified LED lights use 90% less energy than traditional bulbs which means the cost to light a typical tree with LEDs is about $1 per season. I&M says you can save more energy by using smart power strips to corral extra cords. They can sense when a device is turned off or not being used and will shut off the power to it. Finally, I&M says automatic timers for the lights can help both at home or at work.