Turn down the heat

Heating constitutes about 40% of a typical house’s energy demands in the West. Savings in this department, however small, will make a difference. It’s spring time now; while that means the promise of warmer times, it can also be a month of rather mixed weather.

Instead of turning up the heater and sitting in a T-shirt, why not be smarter and choose instead to wear a warmer pullover or sweatshirt and turn the heater down a notch or two? This way not only do you stay warm, but you also help keep the planet cool.