2. Take your fill of fibre optics When it comes to choosing a tree and other decorations, you can’t go far wrong with fibre optics. Many operate using a single light bulb for the entire decoration. Light is transmitted from the bulb along the small fibres of the decoration, and you can find ones that change colour as well for some extra Christmas magic. Fibre optic lights are cool to the touch but you must ensure the incandescent light at the base does not over-heat. 3. Watch where you put the tree It’s important to try and keep as much heat in the office as possible – it’s no use having the heating on and the windows open. Try not to block off sources of heat – keep large objects like Christmas trees and other bulky decorations away from the radiator to get warmth into the room more easily. 4. Don’t neglect tinsel and candles If you want to be doubly sure that your Christmas decorations won’t cause your energy bill to skyrocket, choose ones which don’t require any power. Decorate with tinsel and candles to achieve a similar effect. A word to the wise though – if you think it’s bad leaving fairly lights on overnight, consider how much worse it would be to leave a lit candle burning. 5. Unplug anything that uses unnecessary energy over the Christmas break If an office is closed over the Christmas period, there’s not much point leaving printers and computers plugged in. Take a moment to go around on the last day and make sure no energy is being unnecessarily drained – just make sure to set the heating to come on a few hours before the first day back, or you might be in for a freeze.
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