Turn off your Christmas lights when it’s time to go to bed

When you’re out and about enjoying the holidays, be sure your Christmas lights are off. Wait until dark to turn on your Christmas decorations and turn them off before you go to sleep. Or even better, use an electrical outlet timer to do the job!

The weather outside’s delightful, so head on out to see your neighborhood Christmas lights!

When you go out to look at Christmas lights, leave your car behind. Take a leisurely stroll around your neighborhood to enjoy the holiday sights. It’s also a good way to work off all those Christmas sweets!

Let your Christmas tree shine

The LED lights on your Christmas tree will easily brighten up your home. There’s no need for standard home lights to compete with your holiday centerpiece. Bonus: LED Christmas lights are now available in our online marketplace for a discounted cost!

Buy Battery-free or electricity-free gifts

Help your family and friends skip out on the need to buy batteries or pay for electricity on a gift you’ve given them. You’ll not only save them energy, but money too!

Resist the urge to open the oven to smell the Christmas cookies

By opening the oven multiple times, it lets heat escape and lowers the temperature so your oven has to work harder to get it back to the set temperature. But to save even more energy, use the microwave, hot pot or air fryer for your holiday cooking! And with all that holiday cooking comes plenty of dishes so fill the dishwasher up before running it to maximize its efficiency.

Facetime on an energy budget

This holiday season is different from past ones because of COVID-19, so if you’re having virtual celebrations, use a laptop or tablet to dial in instead of a desktop computer. According to ENERGY STAR, the average desktop takes about 4 times the amount of energy to power it, in comparison to a laptop or tablet. Using an ENERGY STAR® certified laptop will save you even more energy. The video will be just as clear, but without the hefty price tag.

For more energy saving tips, go to our Tips to Save Energy page