This Halloween, let the ghoul times roll by casting a little energy efficiency spell on your home. Follow these simple tips to scare up some savings on your energy costs.

Light up the dark. Use an LED bulb to make your haunted decorations glow. LEDs last up to 25 times longer and use up to 90% less energy than incandescent bulbs.

Avoid motor mayhem. Put your motorized decorations on a timer. Running the motors all day and night could increase your energy costs.

Clear off the cobwebs. Schedule a fall furnace tuneup and change the filter to improve your system’s efficiency and prevent any spooky issues this winter.

Don’t let your furnace put a spell on you. Lower your thermostat 7 to 10 degrees while you’re away collecting candy. Better yet, install a programmable thermostat and set the temperature to your schedule for increased savings.

Fend off energy vampires. Stop phantom power suckers from draining energy waste. Use a smart power strip to shut off the vampires with one switch. This could save you as much as $100 a year.

Right-size your cauldron. Match your pot or pan size with a similar-sized burner. Your witches’ brew will use heat more efficiently and be ready sooner.

Ward off goosebumps. Is that chill in the air something sinister, or just a drafty window? Use caulk, weatherstripping or window film kits to seal gaps and cracks around your home and keep warm air inside to save energy.

Who you gonna call? Focus on Energy! Consider a home energy assessment. Focus on Energy, our partner in energy efficiency programming, can help you get started.

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