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A is for Adjust Your Thermostat

A is for Adjust Your Thermostat

Adjust your thermostat one degree higher in the summer and one degree cooler in the winter. Each degree less will save about 10 percent on your energy use. Invest in a programmable thermostat, which will allow you to regulate temperature. Read about how to save money by adjusting your thermostat.

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Ronnie Citron-Fink

Ronnie Citron-Fink is a writer, editor and educator. She has written hundreds of articles about sustainable living, the environment, design, and family life for websites, books and magazines. Ronnie is the creator of Econesting, and the managing editor of Moms Clean Air Force. Ronnie was named one of the Top Ten Living Green Experts by Yahoo. Ronnie lives in New York with her family.


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12:11AM PDT on Apr 25, 2013


9:31AM PDT on Apr 22, 2013

good reminder

5:23AM PDT on Apr 22, 2013

thanks for sharing

4:30PM PST on Mar 8, 2013

Thank you for sharing.

4:16AM PST on Jan 2, 2012

Thank you

6:38AM PDT on Jul 27, 2011

This year I can't up my thermostat...With an historic record breaking heat wave here in the south east (and south) I'd rather bite the bullet and pay the higher price for my A/C that is running overtime...
I do NOT use my gas heat in the winter and yes, it does get cold in the house...But I mainly stay in my bedroom suite (bedroom and bathroom attached) with 3 heaters going...I have heating water for a "shower" down to a science and that way I am NOT running the water and wasting it while I "shower" in the tub...
Remember: "Necessity is the Mother of Invention"...

2:27PM PDT on Jul 26, 2011

always impressed with the benefits of making small changes, but unfortunately too many of us prefer comforts rather than doing what is best for everyone and the future....

5:05AM PDT on Jul 26, 2011

Thanks for the article.

9:04PM PDT on Jul 25, 2011

great article, thanks :)

5:03AM PDT on Jul 15, 2011


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