Don’t Get Spooked By Your Energy Bills This Halloween! Here Are Some Energy-saving Tips.

Don’t know what you’re going to be for Halloween? Let's be energy-efficient and lower our energy bill. As the cold starts settling in, it is time to think of preparing yourself and your home for it with these useful energy efficiency tips and checklists. Leave the scaring to the witches, ghosts, and vampires this Halloween. Your utility bills should not scare you away, and you can guarantee that by following these energy-saving tips this spooky season!
October 21, 2022

1. Go Trick-or-Treating

Grab your friend(s), your kids or your boo (pun intended) to head out for trick-or-treating this Halloween! Trick-or-treating is not only for kids, but also for adults who want to have some fun, play dress-up and more importantly, save some electricity! Leave out some candies for the neighborhood kids, turn off all lights (makes your home spookier) and take yourself out for some trick-or-treating. No need to go all out with Halloween lights this year, because nothing can be scarier than the dark! You will be guaranteed some great Halloween memories and savings on your electricity bill.

Also, if you have already signed up with Meltek, you could refer your trick-or-treat partners and neighbors to get a $5 referral bonus each time they connect their utility! Get some candies, referral bonus and get some rewards with Meltek this spooky season.  

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2. Use Candles Instead of Lights to Get in the October Mood

What better occasion to switch off all your lights and use some candles than on Halloween? Decorate your home with fake spider webs, ghostly skulls, and eerie Halloween candles to set up the mood. Replace all the lights with candles for the whole day and night for an extra spooky effect, and you will definitely see the electricity bill drop next month.

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3. Be Aware of Vampire Energy

It's only fitting this time of year to talk about the vampire energy that threatens your energy bill. Even when your devices and appliances are off, energy continues to flow through your home, slowly but surely chipping away energy, that’s why we call it vampire energy! Most electronics keep using energy as long as they are plugged into a wall. They lurk in your home, taking the form of phone chargers and cable boxes, computer cords and coffee pots. According to Duke Energy, these phantom energy suckers can increase about as much as 20% of your monthly electricity bill.

Garlic cloves won't be able to stop this vampire energy But do not worry, there is an easy fix. You can follow these tips to tackle one vampire at a time:  

1. Use power strips. Plug everything into power strips and turn them off when not needed. It is even better to use smart power strips, which automatically cut off power when devices are not in use.
2. Unplug unused devices. If you have appliances in your home that you don't use frequently, such as a second television set, stereo, or DVD player, consider keeping them unplugged.
3. Put it to sleep. Create idle time or sleep mode on applicable devices.

Now you know what you are going to be for Halloween, you will be energy-efficient!

Follow these tips to make extra savings while trick-or-treating, use candles instead of lights and fight off those energy vampires that are lurking in your home. Want extra energy savings? Consider joining Meltek, a free-program that pays you to use less electricity!