CEA’S top tip series: Christmas

With the busy holiday season just around the corner, it’s an expensive time of year but CEA’s top tips can make all the difference.

Limit the Time Lights are on

We can all get a bit carried away in the spirit of Christmas by leaving our Christmas lights on for long period of time, leaving your lights on during the day will increase your energy bill significantly, wait until dark to turn on your Christmas lights then turn them off before you go to bed. Do you have trouble remembering to turn your lights on and off? Then, set a timer, then you can sit back and enjoy!

Deck the Halls with LED Lights

Christmas lights is one way to get into the festive spirit, but Christmas lights also consume energy, adding to your electricity bills. It’s time to throw away your old collection of Christmas lights and opt for LED holiday lights, they use up to 90% less electricity than standard lights.

About Community Energy Action

Community Energy Action
Community Energy Action is a charitable trust committed to helping make warm, dry, energy efficient homes throughout Canterbury. Their services include insulation (subsidies available), heating, free, recycled curtains, free independent energy advice, and affordable energy efficiency tools. For more energy tips and advice call CEA’s free Energy Advice Service on 0800 GET WARM or visit www.cea.co.nz.