Instead of distributing candy this Halloween, we’re dishing out energy-saving tips!  This year’s treat is learning how to cut down on phantom load, or energy vampires, that suck up your power and result in wasted energy.

Energy vampires are small appliances or devices such as cell phone chargers, computers and coffee makers that drain energy when they’re plugged into outlets, but not being used.  These sneaky monsters could cost you more than $100 each year!

So how can you avoid wasting energy and scare these vampires away for good?  Simply unplug your small appliances and electronics when they’re not being used or when you’re away for the day.

Have a safe and Happy Halloween!