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Prevent Halloween Heat Loss
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Thursday, October 15, 2015

It’s time again for ghouls and goblins. Candy corn and caramel apples. Tricks and treats. As with any holiday, decorating for Halloween can be exciting, and leading up to the actual event itself means leaving up decorations for an extended period of time. Plus, a drop in the temperature is normal during this fall festivity, giving you a reason to break out lumpy sweaters. Wherever Halloween falls on your list of favorite holidays, there is no reason to be scared of energy usage or heat loss.

Ward Off Energy Waste
(Infographic courtesy Department of Energy/Sarah Gerrity)


As this graphic from the Department of Energy shows, some heat ghouls and energy vampires can run amuck once the weather starts to dip into cool, cold, and colder temperatures. As a local heating and cooling company, our team isn’t just about finding the right products for your home; we also looks for ways to help you save energy — even during holidays.

As the Department of Energy suggests above, there are numerous ways to keep an energy bill low and prevent heat loss. In addition to the tips above, the Crane team has rounded up additional ways to get rid of ghastly heat loss and zap away excess energy usage.

  • Is the whole family going out trick-or-treating this year? With a programmable thermostat, you can wave goodbye to heat loss. If no one is home to hand out treats, lowering the temperature in your home means you aren’t wasting energy. It’s easy to turn it back up to your preferred temperature when you return. The DOE recommends lowering the thermostat to 68 degrees (or roughly around 10 degrees than what you normally set it at) for optimal energy efficiency in cooler temperatures.
  • However, if you’re the one staying home this Halloween to hand out goodies, there is another way to keep energy use low. Keeping your home bright with candles isn’t the safest idea. Instead, for spooky Halloween decorations, LED lights are the most energy-efficient option. Banish energy and lighting vampires from your home by replacing other light bulbs in your home with LEDs.
  • Fall weather Weather during anytime of the year in Cincinnati doesn’t necessarily adhere to climate and temperatures that are the norm during each season. So if this Halloween season is unreasonably chilly, don’t cozy up to a warm fireplace just yet. Without proper maintenance and an inspection, lighting a fire will have you suffering from heat loss and a high energy bill. Before settling in with pumpkin-spiced coffees, if you don’t plan on using your fireplace, close it with the chimney flue or an inflatable stopper. This way, you won’t be seeing any heat loss, and you will also prevent any air leaks.
  • It’s difficult to enjoy Halloween treats if your heating system isn’t functioning properly. It’s best to have regular checks on your heating system. But, if you feel something isn’t operating as it should, you can schedule a service request so a Crane representative can assess whatever the issue may be with your heating system. We’ll be keeping your utility bill low and prevent heat loss in no time!


Halloween may not be until the end of the month, but you can keep energy tricksters away all fall and winter long when you lower your heating usage. If you’ve already scheduled an appointment with a Crane representative, be sure to look over our Pre-service Checklist or refer to our Troubleshooting Guide for additional help.





 

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