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Lighting and conservation tips for your Tahoe home

Special to the Tribune
Christmas fantasy - park, forest, pine tree & lodge in xmas lights
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As we enter the holiday and winter season, Liberty Utilities would like to remind customers of the following electrical safety and conservation tips.

Holiday Lighting Tips:

Switch to safe, long-lasting, energy efficient LED holiday lights.

Use a timer to reliably turn lights on and off.

Don’t overload your electric circuits.

Stay within limits of your circuit breaker.

Adhere to manufacturer’s designations and locations for indoor vs. outdoor use.

Don’t run extension cords under rugs, around furniture legs or across doorways.

Avoid stringing more than three sets of lights together and plugging into a single outlet.

Keep your natural trees well-watered to prevent bulbs from igniting dry branches.

Never use electrical decorations on metal trees.

Energy Conservation Tips:

Set your thermostat to 68 degrees when home, and then back to 55-68 degrees when unoccupied.

Open window coverings on the sunny side of your home to take advantage of free heat from the sun.

Close foundation vents.

Turn off lights and appliances when not in use, including your computer.

Vacuum your refrigerator coils, underneath and in the back.

For more tips and to sign up for a free energy audit, visit http://www.libertyutilities.com.

Special Reminder: Customers are also asked to keep their electric meters free of snow so they can be read.


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