Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Put on a Sweater

When it's cold out, and you're relaxing at home, put on a sweater.  A thick sweater is worth 4 degrees.  To put this in perspective, most experts assume a 2.5% energy reduction per degree.  That's 10% off of your bill.

If a family of four lives in the midwest, and their heating bills from November to March range from $250 to $400, each of you put on the ugliest sweater you can find (make a game out of it).  Turn the thermostat down $4 and start saving money.

You could save as much as $175 a year and look like a dork in the process, but nobody cares because you're at home.


The Frugal Maestro


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