Energy Efficiency Tricks to Stop Your Energy Bill from Haunting You U.S. Department of Energy

The U.S. Department of Energy is "energizing" families this fall with an initiative to help conserve and save money on energy during the week of Halloween, in observance of National Energy Action Month, according to the DOE's website.

The DOE wants communities to get involved to help save energy and money during Halloween, especially as the cold weather comes in.

Taking to social media, the department is using Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to help spread the word by having participants send photos of their “energy themed jack-o-lanterns,” and other energy conserving tips.

One step the DOE recommends for households to “defend against unwanted spirits and high energy bills” is to seal air leaks around windows, doors and air ducts.

The DOE also has a great way to keep vampires out of the house without having to use garlic, by using energy-efficient light bulbs to “fend off these ancient creatures.”