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Get Some Holiday Decorating Help and Go All Out 

It used to be a joke that the holiday season was slowly creeping earlier and earlier. Now, it’s not a joke. With stores switching creepy Halloween decorations for festive Christmas decorations early, there is a new unofficial start to the holiday season. 

Starting the holiday festivities with decorating allows people to get in the holiday spirit early, and help is available to make things easier. Here is a quick guide from holiday light installers to help homeowners get ideas for holiday lighting and decorating.

Options for Holiday Decorations 

holiday lighting Regardless of the holiday, decorating should start with a plan. One of the things that can put a damper on holiday spirits quickly is spending hours decorating only to have the whole thing spoiled by a problem. Planning should start with knowing all of the options for decorations, checking for damage before use, and then putting them up based on practical matters like power availability in a circuit. Some of the popular choices for decorating and lighting during the holidays are: 

  • String lights: These are popular options for roof lines and decorating Christmas trees. However, only ones rated for outdoor use should be used outside. 
  • Net lights: These are easy and convenient for adding lights to bushes, hedges, or trees outdoors. 
  • Tree wrap lights: Similar to net lights, tree wraps are an easy way to add lighting to outdoor trees without having to deal with individual light strands. 
  • Holiday inflatables: Another popular outdoor decorating option for holidays is inflatables in the yard that can resemble many different characters depending on the holiday, such as inflatable jack-o-lanterns for Halloween or an inflatable Santa or snowman for Christmas. 

Using multiple lighting and decorating options can be exciting and festive, or sticking with traditional outdoor holiday light installations can be classic and simplistic. Planning makes it easier to communicate with the professionals installing lighting so that homeowners will be more pleased with the outcome. 

Incandescent vs. LED Lighting 

Traditional incandescent lights have been around for over a century and have become a staple in holiday decorations. While they are affordable and emit a warm glow, incandescent lights have several disadvantages. One major drawback of traditional incandescent lighting is its energy consumption. These lights use more electricity, resulting in higher energy bills during the holiday season. Additionally, they can be a fire hazard as they generate a significant amount of heat, especially when used for an extended period.

On the other hand, LED holiday lights have gained popularity in recent years due to their numerous benefits. These lights result in lower energy consumption and less heat emission compared to traditional incandescent lights. Not only are LED lights more energy-efficient, but they also have a longer lifespan. LED bulbs can last much longer than incandescent bulbs, making them a cost-effective option in the long run.

Why Hire Professionals for Christmas Light Installation 

why hire christmas light installersFor those who don’t have the time or are burnt out on decorating by Christmas, professional lighting installation services are available to help set the tone for the holiday and get households in the holiday spirit. Professional holiday lighting installers offer perks like: 

  • A large selection of holiday lighting options
  • Removal of all the lights after the holidays are over
  • Safety
  • Are insured
  • Experience and training

To enjoy the holidays without the hassle, getting help from holiday lighting experts makes celebrating the holidays more manageable and enjoyable. 

About A-Plus Air Conditioning & Home Solutions

A-Plus Air Conditioning & Home Solutions has more than 45 years of expertise serving Austin and the surrounding areas. They offer fast, friendly service, flat rate pricing, and financing. Call them today for holiday light installation in Austin, TX

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