It isn't even Thanksgiving yet, but many in the Twin Falls area have already put up their Christmas lights, with many more set to put them up this weekend. While it is understandable to put them up whenever the weather allows it, turning them on is another story. Some leave them up year round but don't turn them on, while others can't wait to turn them on once Halloween has passed. While the eagerness to spread Christmas joy is justified, you may want to hold off on turning those Christmas lights on this early.

Why Not Turn on Christmas Light Early in Twin Falls

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While you may be eager to spread the holiday joy and show off your awesome Christmas light display, waiting a few weeks could help save you some change. The average electricity bill in Twin Falls is around $114 per month, but that number rises every night you decide to let your lights shine bright in honor of the holiday. By waiting a few weeks, you can save yourself a good chunk of money. It is also important to note that while you may love brightening up the dark winter sky, you may not have as much extra money this year due to the way things played out.

The Cost of Running Your Christmas Lights

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A little time has passed, but some forget how high gas prices got earlier this year. They reached all-time highs, and that extra money spent to get to and from work may have caught up with you. With the extra money we were all spending this year, it can make the difference when it comes to turning on your Christmas lights a couple of weeks early or waiting until closer to Christmas. The summer was hotter than most typically are and it forced many to run the air conditioner more this year as well which will have taken a toll on your bank account. With extra expenses this year, money may be tight around this time of year, and every penny can matter around Christmas time. What's a few extra days without the lights on going to hurt? 

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While the lights may already be up and you may want to show them off, keep them off until after Thanksgiving or until December and save on the electric bill. If you financially are ok or have budgeted for Christmas light bills, then share the holiday joy away. Despite costs being a concern, Twin Falls is well below average in the electric bill department, so if there is one place we can let the lights shine, it is in the Magic Valley, but if you can hold out a few days or week, save the money. 

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