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Don't be haunted by your energy bill. Our four quick tips could help you save energy and money at home while banishing witches, ghosts and goblins!

National Energy Action Month happens every October. On, we mark the occasion with Energyween -- a week-long celebration of energy efficiency tips, tricks and treats to save energy at home as cooler weather lurks just around the corner.

You can celebrate Energyween by making your very own energy-themed costume, checking out a spooky infographic about energy savings, downloading our energy-themed pumpkin carving patterns, and listening to a special Halloween episode of "Direct Current: An Podcast" featuring a real-life energy ghostbuster. You can even calculate the energy consumption equivalency of your favorite Halloween candy. While you're at it, learn how to banish energy vampires and make your spooky basement less frightening.

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Energyween Activities

5 Energy Halloween Costumes You Can Make at Home

Here at, we take Halloween -- make that Energyween -- very seriously. Get in the festive spirit with one of these 5 homemade energy-themed costume ideas!

"Energize" Your Neighborhood with Energy-Themed Pumpkins

Now through Halloween, we're highlighting scarily effective ways to save energy -- and money -- at home. Get started with our energy-themed pumpkin stencils!

Tame Your Haunted House

Energy Efficiency Tricks to Stop Your Energy Bill from Haunting You
This Halloween, keep ghosts and goblins at bay -- while saving energy and money -- with these home energy efficiency tricks. | Infographic by <a href="/node/379579">Sarah Gerrity</a>, Energy Department.

Don't let your energy bill give you a scare this Halloween. Check out our frightfully easy tips to save energy and money at home.

Direct Current Episode 6: Energy Ghostbusters

Spooked by the ghosts and goblins of energy inefficiency? In this episode, we talk with Josh Olsen, an “Energy Ghostbuster" from our Weatherization Assistance Program, who shares tips on keeping your energy bill from haunting you.

Energy Tricks and Treats

Understanding Energy Consumption, One Candy Corn at a Time

In honor of our favorite (made-up) holiday, we wanted to let you know how your energy usage stacks up to the energy found in candy and other ghoulish things.

Creatures of the National Labs

This Energyween, take a look at the spooky (and not-so-spooky) critters that call the National Labs home.

Fearful Home Energy Frights

4 Ways to Slay Energy Vampires This Halloween

On Halloween, ghosts, ghouls and goblins will emerge to walk the streets -- but an actual terror may already be lurking in your home, leeching off your energy supply.

Taking on Scary Basements
Your basement no longer has to be scary. We are sharing tips and tricks to make it more comfortable and energy efficient. | Photo courtesy of

Some tricks and treats to help make home energy costs less spooky this Halloween season.