‘Tis the season to be safe and energy efficient inside your home. The festive holiday season can be fun with proper precautions. Alabama Power is encouraging customers to get ready for a comfortable and safe holiday season. Don’t make an opportunity for a home emergency during the long winter months. One of every three home Christmas tree fires are caused by electrical problems. Also, keep in mind that December is the peak time of year for home candle fires. These recommendations by Alabama Power will help you stay secure and still enjoy the holidays. Each year, hospital emergency rooms treat about 8700 people for injuries, such as falls, cuts and shocks, related to holiday lights, decorations and Christmas trees. Keep the season merry with these additional safety tips from Alabama Power. Turn down that thermostat and take advantage of the sun, make sure you clean or change filters regularly, and, wrap your electric water heater.