Thursday, December 2, 2010

Christmas Spike in our Electric Bill

Guest post written by Beth Klondike

Every year I try to convince my husband that he should lay off a little bit on all the Christmas lights that he puts up on the outside of my house and in our front yard. I really think that it's kind of getting out of control by now. But he honestly just won't stop, so I put up with it anyway.

I went online to try and find some new decorations that would take up less energy than the ones that we've been using for years. While I was doing that I came across the site and read through it and ended up showing it to my husband. Now this was one thing that we could agree upon, so we signed up for the internet service for our home.

Well, I found some Christmas lights that are supposedly more efficient than the typical ones. So my husband ordered some of them and is replacing some of our lights with them. Hopefully they'll cut down on our electricity bill some this year.


  1. Hey there Beth,

    I started hooking up all kinds of Christmas lights at home and I'm hoping that my electric bill won't be so high. I think I need to check out some of these energy efficient lights. If not for this year, definitely the next. Thanks!

  2. We just moved in New Jersey and I was surprised by our electric bill, $400. The first bill we had was only $50. I understand that winter came early but the electric bill can't be 8x more.