Homeowners get tips on how to save money with their Christmas decorations

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

If you're planning on decorating your home for the Holidays, you might be worried about the tree, the lights, the food, but you may not even realize how much your energy bill might go up.

But members of TXU Energy have a new program to help lower your bill.

Saving energy is all part of their "Holiday Cents" program.

And on Wednesday, folks with TXU helped to fix up the Salvation Army in Odessa with low-cost decorations.

They add, you'll want to think about how you can conserve energy in December.

"One thing that's obvious is during the winter holiday season, bills tend to increase, and according to the Department of Energy they increase about 50 dollars.  So one of our goals is to educate consumers, especially our customers on ways to keep those bills down, and to avoid the 50 dollar increase at the end of the month," Lacy Walker with TXU Energy, said.

They also say you can save energy by decorating your tree with LED lights, and you can used non-electric decorations like wreaths or garlands.