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PNM offers energy efficiency tips on how to reduce your power use

(Albuquerque, NM) – As more people decorate for Halloween, PNM wants to help you save energy and money. Between spooky decorations, more lighting being used due to shorter days, and simply being home more often, energy bills can increase during the upcoming Halloween season. Keep your bill out of the twilight zone by following four simple tips to cut back on your energy use while still enjoying the creepy festivities.

  1. Don’t be tricked, grab a treat instead: Now that it is getting darker and creepier earlier, having the right lights is even more important. PNM offers in-store discounts on LED lights at retailers around the state. Just look for the PNM logo wherever you shop.
  2. Don’t be scared of the dark: Use those LEDs you purchased or laser light projectors for outside decoration. LED string lights are cheaper than old incandescent lights. Outdoor laser projectors that shine spooky lights on your home cost even less on your electric bill, take up less room in your garage, and are safer than climbing on the roof.
  3. Beware of the vampire energy: Look for electronics in your house that suck up electricity even when they’re off. If an electronic has a light that stays on or gives off a warm feel, then it is probably a sneaky vampire. Get rid of them by unplugging when they are not in use. 
  4. Do a bit of your own magic: Use a power strip and a timer for your outdoor lights and blow up decorations. Avoid keeping them on during the day or when everyone is sleeping.

Find more energy saving tips at PNM.com/tips or contact PNM to discuss other saving ideas at 888-DIAL-PNM.

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