ATHENS, Ala. (WHNT) - Holiday light displays are popping up all over north Alabama every day. If you want to put up Christmas lights and don't have the time or energy, WHNT News 19 can help you and save you money at the same time.
We tracked down some holiday light installers to find out the going rate for an average display and any deals out there.
Admittedly, Christmas lights are not a must-have, but they sure do look pretty at night. We wanted to see who's offering a deal to help you deck the halls of your home for less.
WHNT News 19 caught up with Greg Kirk and his helpers with Christmas Light Pros putting up a display in Athens. They service homes around north Alabama.
"We want people to see Christmas in a whole new light," said Kirk.
He charges what he says most other companies charge for an average display on the front of the house and a couple of wreaths, around $500.
Kirk says he uses LED lights to save customers money on power bills, but he believes the real savings come in time and safety.
"Time has become a huge commodity in our society and so we're able to come in and put lights on people's houses where they just don't have the time to do it, between the kids and work," said Kirk.
Furthermore, he argues he can save homeowners something worth much more than time.
"Their lives, too," he said. "There's a safety issue involved and a lot of these roofs they build now are fairly steep and so we use a lot of professional roofers."
Kirk offers a discount of 10 to 15 percent off for repeat customers.
The service includes leasing the equipment, installation, maintenance, taking lights down and storing them until the next holiday season. You can contact Christmas Light Pros at (256) 665-2625 for more information.
Other companies are offering similar discounts. For example, AKRA Construction in Madison County charges around $500, but they offer 10 percent off for military families, seniors and the customer keeps all of the equipment. You can reach them at (256) 776-0333.
Christmas Decor of Limestone County offers a 10 percent off for military families. The more services you order, the higher the discount, up to 15 percent. You can reach them at (256) 698-3726.
Bright Ideas Decorating in Madison is another option. Call (256) 337-5779 for more information.