Watch out for energy vampires and goblins: they suck the energy out of your outlets and wallet

It has long been said that on All Hallows’ Eve the boundary between the living world and dead thins, allowing […]


It has long been said that on All Hallows’ Eve the boundary between the living world and dead thins, allowing spirits to run free. Ghosts and goblins roam the earth, witches take to the sky on their broomsticks and vampires rise from the dead. Whether you believe in paranormal activity or not, this Halloween don’t let your energy bill give you a scare.

Defend yourself from unwanted spirits and high energy bills by sealing air leaks around windows, doors and air ducts. Before air sealing, conduct a visual inspection to detect leaks or hire a professional for a more thorough measurement of your home’s airflow. Check out more tips to stop cold air — and spooks — from invading your home.
[Rebecca Matulka/U.S Department of Energy]

Credit: Noah Horowitz, Senior Scientist and Director of the Center for Energy Efficiency, San Francisco, CA Credit: Noah Horowitz, Senior Scientist and Director of the Center for Energy Efficiency, San Francisco, CA

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  1. In physics class we were given an extra credit assignment to pick a electronic device in our home and calculate how much power and energy it uses and how much it costs on average over a month. We can use our knowledge of physics to solve this question of course! During my research, I found this article and found it helpful and interesting. Just in time for Halloween too!
    I will update you all on what I chose and my calculations of energy and costs.
    Happy Halloween!!

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