As the leaves change and the nights get longer here in Hamilton and Hancock County, it’s time to start thinking about Halloween, one of the most fun holidays of the year! However, take a moment while you’re decorating your home with cobwebs and pumpkins to think about energy efficiency. Here are a few tips from the comfort pros at Hoosier Indoor Air to make your home spooky energy-efficient this Halloween!
How to Make Your Home Spooky Energy Efficient This Halloween
Use LED lights or solar-powered lights instead of candles or incandescent lights
LED lights use much less energy than traditional incandescent lights, making them an excellent option for Halloween decorations. Plus, they come in fun and spooky shapes and colors!
Set your thermostat back at night
When you sleep this Halloween and have nightmares of ghouls and goblins, your body temperature will naturally drop. So you don’t need to keep your thermostat cranked up all night. Turning it back a few degrees can save you money on your energy bill come November… which means more money for candy!
Close the curtains during the day
If you have south-facing windows, the sun’s rays can heat up your home during the day. Closing the curtains can help to keep the heat in and save you money on your energy bill. Plus, it’ll add mystery to your home when the trick-or-treaters come by!
Unplug your electronics when you’re not using them
Even when they’re turned off, electronics can still use energy. So unplug them when you’re not using them to save energy.
Get a home energy audit from Hoosier Indoor Air
A home energy audit can identify areas where you can improve your home’s energy efficiency. This could lead to significant savings on your energy bills.
Decorate with natural materials
Natural materials, such as pumpkins, leaves, and branches, are a great way to decorate your home for Halloween without using much energy.
Following these tips lets you keep your home spooky and energy-efficient this Halloween. And who knows, you might even scare away some of those pesky energy vampires!
Have a Great Halloween, Hamilton and Hancock County!
We hope you have a fun Halloween and get tons of trick-or-treaters (or a full bag of candy!) Have fun, go all out – but don’t forget to keep your home energy efficient!
If you have any issues with your HVAC system around Halloween, call us. We’d love to help… no trick! Schedule a service appointment online or just give us a call at 317-888-9111.