Colorful neighborhood lighting displays and glowing trees are a sign of the season. But all those twinkling lights can drive up energy demand and result in big home energy bills.
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Safe: LEDs emit less heat than traditional bulbs, reducing the risk of fire and burns. Sturdy: LEDs are less likely to break because they are not made with glass. Long-Lasting: LEDs last up to 25 times longer than traditional bulbs – you could still be using the same LED string 40 years from now!
And of course, LEDs save money. They may cost a bit more at the time of purchase, but you won’t have to replace them as often and you’ll definitely see an impact on your energy bill.
Check out these estimated cost comparisons from the U.S. Department of Energy:
The taste of September across the north-central United States will give way to a resurgence of heat, steamy air and severe weather by midweek.
Much cooler air with temperatures more typical of mid- to late September will sweep across the Great Lakes and Northeast early this week.
Residents of the northeastern and midwestern United States should not get used to the September-like air pouring in early this week.
The recent April-like rainy stretch of weather will quickly get erased by a resurgence of sizzling heat in northeastern China this week.
Despite escaping the worst of newly-formed Tropical Storm Dora, southern Mexico will still face locally flooding downpours and rough seas into Monday.
Much of the southern United States dealing with the aftermath of Cindy will get a break from hot, humid and stormy conditions by the end of the weekend.