National Grid offers money-saving tips for Christmas lights, decorations

As you put up your holiday lights and Christmas decorations, National Grid says you can take simple steps to save money.

Upgrading to LED bulbs uses up to 90% less energy and could last 25 times longer than incandescent bulbs.

National Grid also says you should consider the cost of lawn inflatables. They can add as much to $12 a month to your bill.

Make smart choices when cooking. Slow cookers and pressure cookers use less energy than ovens.

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