Short winter days force homeowners to spend more time indoors with electric lights. While this could lead to high electric bills, new light bulbs can cut down on costs and have your home looking its best.

While traditional incandescent bulbs put off pleasing warm light, they're very inefficient and waste a lot of energy. Rather than paying the price, replace your incandescent bulbs with energy-efficient CFL or LED bulbs.

While the cost of an individual bulb is higher, you'll make that money back over time. Both CFL and LED bulbs last much longer than incandescents, so you'll go to the store less often.

While you're making your home more efficient, consider a home inspection to find any flaws with your existing electrical system. And stay tuned for more tips on how to improve your home.