As the end of October approaches it’s time to prepare for the only day where it’s acceptable to dress as a ghost and scare the neighbourhoods – Halloween!
Since you have so much candy to buy it’s only fair to try and recoup your losses by saving additional money on your energy costs. As you will come to find, energy saving and the spookiness of Halloween actually go hand-in-hand. Here are our top 8 tips:
- As you will know from your favourite horror movies, one of the scariest things is the dark and not knowing what hides in the shadows. Take full advantage of this scary effect by turning off all your lights this Halloween.
- Unless you own night vision goggles it might be worth lighting some candles in strategic areas (safely please!). Don’t forget to fill your Jack-o’-lanterns with stick candles and check out some spooky-themed candles here.
- Help your trick or treaters find their way to your door with some outdoor solar lights. These recharge during the daytime so are free to run and they won’t scare away the vampires like the real sun.
- Are you concerned spooky bats may invade your home via your open chimney? Well it also saves a lot of energy if you close the flue when it’s not in use. Heating works so much better when you remove the leaks and if it stops bats too what are you waiting for?
- Don’t forget to decorate! But consider using energy efficient hacks to lower your bills. LED decorations save energy and last longer whilst still terrifying the neighbourhood.
- You can also make your very own decorations and costumes from items lying around your home! Recycling is both cheap and resource efficient and will unleash your crafty side. We also think homemade costumes can be far more creative and scary. Check out some ideas here or here.
- Don’t forget the candy! But also make sure you are not haunted by leftovers which will go in the garbage. Don’t go overboard with food and consider donating any you won’t use to a local homeless shelter and spread the Halloween joy! Check out some snacks which can be made with leftover Halloween candy here.
- Ghost hauntings can bring a chill to the air. Embrace the cold, wrap up with some cozy (and Halloween themed) layers. Keep your front door open for trick or treaters and don’t forget to turn down your thermostat 1-2 degrees. It will hardly go noticed and it will reduce heating costs.
Everyone at Great Eastern Energy wishes you a spooktastic and candy-filled Halloween. We hope these tips help you avoid using a scary amount of energy this month!. To learn more about how GEE can help you manage your electricity and natural gas costs, visit www.greateasternenergy.com or call 646-832-4433