We offer a wide range of services for that fresh look, or just maintenance or updates to keep your home functioning and safe. Regardless of the size of the job, we have a craftsman that can tackle it. We offer a wide range of services for that fresh look, or just maintenance or updates to keep your home functioning and safe. Regardless of the size of the job, we have a craftsman that can tackle it.
Electrical / November 11, 2021
For generations, Christmas lights were simply candles that were lit to represent the light of Jesus. Unfortunately, the candles caused many fires over the holidays. One of Thomas Edison’s friends introduced electric lights for the holidays to prevent fires. The earliest lights were very expensive, but manufacturers developed electric lights to make them more accessible. When the White House used electric lights for their holiday display in 1895, the electric lights became more popular. If you love to decorate for the holidays, you may be concerned about electricity, not just the cost, but the environmental concerns. Here are some things to consider and how an electrician in Kitchener can help you find solutions.
Your Christmas light display can use a lot of electricity or you can be smart about it by planning your design. Obviously, the more lights you hang, the more energy you use. The longer you turn your lights on, the more energy you consume. Another increase in your energy use is the type of light you use. Modern LED lights use much less energy than the traditional incandescent light strands. If you leave your lights up from Thanksgiving through after the New Year, you’ll use a lot more energy.
Did you know you can calculate your energy use through the holidays? With a little math, you can figure out how much it costs to run a particular item.
If your total cost is a shocker, don’t give up your holiday lights. Here are some ways to be proactive and use less energy.
Keep your holiday bills manageable with a little forethought to your holiday light display. When you plan your display, it can help you avoid a huge energy bill in January. Handyman Connection can help if you are dealing with an electrical issue outdoors. From electrical repair services to installing outdoor outlets, our electricians can tackle your holiday decoration dilemas to find solutions that fit your style and personality. Keep your holiday spirits bright without getting hit by a huge bill in January by planning your display. Contact Handyman Connection for all types of electrical services and home maintenance jobs. We offer free project quotes to keep your home up-to-date.
*All electrical work is subcontracted to ECRA/ESA Licensed Electrical Contractors