4 Ways To Energize Your Halloween


Article courtesy of Tucson Electric Power

Don’t let your energy bill creep up as you prepare for this month’s frightful and delightful festivities. You can reduce your energy consumption while energizing your family’s Halloween celebration

1. Don’t be left in the dark. Use CFL or LED bulbs in your porch lights and to light paths, letting young ones know there are treats waiting for them.

A CFL bulb uses up to 75 percent less energy than an incandescent bulb, lasts up to 10 times longer and emits up to 70 percent less heat. LEDs use up to 90 percent less energy than regular bulbs, last up to 25 times longer and emit 90 percent less heat.

** Our ENERGY STAR Lighting Program offers discounted CFL and LED bulbs at participating retailers.

2.  Pumpkin power. Carve an energy-themed pumpkin and use an LED votive to light the night.

3. Fight the phantoms. Consider that appliances use energy when they are in standby mode, costing the average U.S. household an extra $100 per year. This is called phantom energy.

One simple way to combat phantom energy is to unplug electronics and chargers when you’re not using them. Learn more about phantom energy and discover other tips on how to fight it on our website.

4. Tantalizing treats. Try no-bake Halloween treats to save time and energy in the kitchen.

Need some inspiration? Try one of these 27 delightful recipes.

Happy Halloween