“Oh there’s no place like home for the holidays . . . For the holidays you can’t beat home, sweet home. ”
You know the song, but did you know that this holiday season is the perfect time to show your home (for sale!) in its’ best light both inside and out? But before you begin unraveling your family’s traditional outdoor lights, consider recycling those old light sets and updating your home with new, energy efficient ones.
It’s a move that’s good for the environment and for your wallet. A strand of ENERGY STAR qualified decorative LED lights uses 70 percent less energy than a string of incandescent lights. If every decorative light string purchased in the U.S. this year were ENERGY STAR-qualified, we would save $80 million on annual energy costs collectively. This while preventing 1 billion pounds of greenhouse gas emissions – the equivalent of 100,000 cars!
Some retailers offer discount coupons for every incandescent light set you bring in.
And a Michigan based company that recycles holiday lights by mail is offering a 25 percent rebate on LEDs purchased this year. Go to www.holidayleds.com for details. So you can save money, save energy, and help to save the planet too.
“May your days be merry and bright . . .” And may the festively-decorated exterior of your home (for sale) shine brilliantly in the night, beckoning prospective holiday home shoppers to your door.
Feel free to contact me for more information!
Lara Taylor – Realtor/Broker
Twitter – @AskForLara