Christmas décor can brighten up your home and your neighborhood. There is something joyous about seeing streets lined with lights and windows lit by trees. While these beautiful decorations bring in the holiday spirit, they also bring in higher utility bills. Powering 10 strands of lights for 5 hours a day for one month will add an additional $37.50 to your electricity bill. Inflating a lawn snow globe for 16 hours a day will add an additional $22-$30. $30-$40 if your run it 24/7 for a month.
Many people would tell you it is because hot air rises. While true, that isn’t the main issue in this case. The issue here is home zoning. We aren’t talking about the whether or not you could run a business out of your home type of zoning, we’re talking about your HVAC system.