JUNO BEACH, Fla., Nov. 10, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Decorative lighting and stuffed ovens can certainly brighten your home during the holidays, but these traditions can lead to an increase in energy usage. While Florida Power & Light Company's (FPL) typical residential bills are already among the lowest in the state and 30 percent below the national average, FPL is always looking for ways to help customers save even more money.
"As we approach the holiday season, it's a good idea to understand how much your decorations and festive gatherings may impact your energy usage and bill," said Tiffany Spence, FPL energy expert. "Knowing the ways customers can be energy efficient can help keep their energy bills low while still enjoying the holiday season." Here are some easy ways to save this holiday season: Decorating the home 1. Use LED lights - LED holiday light strands consume 70 percent less energy than incandescent ones. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, it only costs $0.27 to light a six-foot tree for 12 hours a day for 40 days with LEDs compared to $10 for incandescent lights. 2. Limit the use of inflatables - Inflatable decorations in the yard can cost anywhere from $2 - $9 each per month. Consider supplementing your holiday displays with ornaments such as wreaths, ribbons and other decorations that don't consume energy.