I'm an energy expert & there's a small change you should make to your Christmas decorations to help reduce bills | The Sun

NOTHING screams Christmas more than twinkly lights wrapped around a decorated tree or hung up outside the house.

But with the cost-of-living crisis causing bills to soar, chances are that homeowners will be looking to mark the festive season a little different this year.

So, if you're searching for ways to cut back on costs, then look no further.

Energy expert James Longley, who is the managing director at Utility Bidder, shared the one small change you should make to your Christmas decorations to help save the pennies – and it really couldn't be simpler.

"Christmas is a time to celebrate and enjoy precious time with family and friends," he says, as reported by the Daily Record.

"But unfortunately, due to the cost of living crisis and high energy costs, the festive period this year will leave many homeowners feeling anxious about their finances."

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He continues: "Simple changes such as using LED lights instead of non-LED lights can help to reduce your energy usage by 10%.

"And at a time when every penny matters, these are simple changes that will help to go a long way in such difficult times."

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Fabulous recently told how shoppers have also been going wild for Marks and Spencer's 'Percy Pig Battery String Lights' which are battery operated, meaning they use zero electricity.

The cute lights, based on the much-loved sweets, cost just £6 and come with two AA batteries.

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They also feature a handy built-in timer, meaning they will run for 8 hours with a 16 hour break.

The neon lights have been inundated with five star reviews online – with shoppers praising them for their "good value for money" and "really cute" design.

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