- Light up your home or business for the holidays by using energy-efficient ENERGY STAR certified decorative light strings. They use up to 75 percent less energy than conventional incandescent lights strands and are also cool to the touch.
- Power down all decorative lights when going to bed or leaving the house.
- Follow the manufacturer's guidelines for the number of light strands than can be safely connected together.
- Be aware of all the power lines when decorating outdoors. Never work near overhead power lines or anywhere there is a possibility of contacting an overhead power line - either directly or indirectly - with a ladder or other piece of equipment.
- Do not string lights on outdoor trees that are growing near or into power lines.
- Ensure decorative lights used outside are approved for outdoor use.
- Hang outdoor lights with insulated staples or hooks instead of nails or tacks.
- Invest in energy-efficient products - The Marketplace offers energy-efficient holiday lights, smart thermostats by Nest or ecobee and much more.
- Receive an instant rebate - The ComEd Marketplace is unique because it offers instant, point-of-purchase rebates on a curated set of competitively-priced energy management products, integrated customer support, and end-to-end fulfillment. With just a few clicks, ComEd customers can receive up to $100 discount on smart thermostats or save up to $30 off recommended six-packs of LED light bulbs. Visit www.ComEdMarketplace.com today to learn more.
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