Holiday home decorating tips

    (WBNG Binghamton) During the season of giving, NYSEG is giving those who are decorating their homes with Christmas lights helpful tips for doing so safely and energy-conscious.

     Use only those lights and extension cords approved by Underwriters Laboratories Inc. (UL) or another recognized testing organization.

    – Carefully inspect light cords, plugs and receptacles for worn or frayed insulation and loose connections. Get rid of any faulty cords by throwing them away or recycling.

    – Not overloading electrical circuits.

    – Using ground fault circuit interrupters (GFCI) on outdoor outlets.

    – Never raising ladders, poles or other objects into or near power lines.

    – Making sure the cords are out of the way so nobody trips over them.

    – Decorating trees with miniature lights or LEDs – they produce much less heat than traditional incandescent bulbs and reduce the drying effect on the tree, decreasing the risk of it catching fire.

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