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Blog Oct 29, 2014

The Spooktacular Halloween Energy Savings Guide

Energy Saving

Don’t let your energy bill give you a scare this year!!

It’s okay to have fun and use a little extra energy. But don’t drive yourself into financial difficulty while doing it!

Instead, follow these energy saving tips:

1. Exorcise All Energy Vampires

Did you know your home is loaded with phantoms and vampires year round? No, not the kind you’re thinking of right now.

But, “Energy Vampires” are appliances and electronic that drain energy even when turned off or not in use. They cost you around $200 each year!

Unplug toasters, coffee makers, chargers, and televisions. Or, you can also get smart power strips that turn them off automatically.

2 Use Candles Instead… But With Caution

You’re guaranteed your lights won’t cause fires, but candles can. Plus, they’re a little more authentic to the idea of Halloween. Blow them out at night.

Is that much work or does it make you worry? Use LED lights instead.

3. Close Your Chimney Flue When Not in Use

Who knows? Witches, bats, or gargoyles could get in! Worse yet, they’ll bring with them lots of cold air.

Instead of letting all that come in and running up your energy bills, close your chimney flue when not in use.

And speaking of the chimney, you can also save yourself some energy by using a wood fire to heat your home from time to time.

4. Use Outdoor Solar Lighting

Dracula hates the light! Keep him at bay with solar lighting. Oh, and if you go the solar route, you only use the sun’s energy to keep this lighting working too.

You can use it to light your pathways, hallways, or for security purposes, or on freestanding lamp posts.

5. Install Low-Flow Water Fixtures

Some legends say water protects you from ghosts and witches. Don’t you remember how the Wicked Witch of the West met the end of her days when Dorothy splashed her?

Make sure you use your water as efficiently as possible by auditing all your spigots and faucets for efficient flow. The average home gets around 25-60% savings with low-flow fixtures.

6. Keep Your Kids Safe

Many myths of old believe demons love to steal little children. Empower them – and show them how to stay safe with shakable flashlights.

No need to buy batteries anymore! And if you’re really obsessed with energy savings, get them shakable LED flashlights.

Have Fun this Halloween!

Above all, have an enjoyable (and safe) time with your family this Halloween. And teach them a little about energy savings at the same time!

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