Christmas is here! For many home owners, decorating for the holidays is a chance to spend time with the family and share holiday joy with their neighbors, friends, and anyone else who drives by—or maybe flies over in an airplane. But it also can be quite a costly undertaking. The Faucher family of Delaware put $82,000 on the table with one million Christmas lights decoration. That’s right! one millions lights, $82,000 —not to mention the notorious energy leeches that take a toll on your electric bill.
HouseLogic estimated the total cost by using the average price per kWh in the Faucher Family’s region and assumed each of their 1,000,000 bulbs were the average 5 watt C7 bulb. They then figured the lights to run for 4 hours each night and 30 nights in total. The estimated cost came out to be $686/hour and $82,320 for those bright 30 nights. Now that’s what we call the Christmas spirit!
If the Fauchers use LEDS, their estimate would drop down to $89 hour and $10,680. For efficiency sake and theirs, let’s hope they do.