It’s the middle of the night in the dead of winter, and you are flippin’ freezing. Trudging through the dark, you find the thermostat and crank that baby up to 81 degrees. After a few moments, it is toasty, warm, and comfortable. You do this every night for the next month. At the end of month, you get a bill in the mail. The amount due no longer makes you feel warm and fuzzy. You start questioning your life decisions, sanity, what you ate for dinner, and HOW THE HELL CAN THEY CHARGE
Has anyone else noticed how cold it is outside?
Of course you have, and as such your heat is probably on full blast. You may be staying in more (really using up that electricity, huh?) and perhaps you’re taking more warm baths. (Hello, hot water bill!)
It’s nice to stay toasty in the comfort of your own home when the temps dip low outside, but it’s not so nice when the extra large bills start coming in the mail. Try staying warm and holding on to some of your hard-earned cash this
When I was twelve years old, I was often left home alone in a house in the middle of the mid-western countryside. You know, all M. Night Shyamalan “Signs” style with creaky screen doors and Mel Gibson wandering around chasing aliens on the roof. Okay, maybe not that last part–but still, in the dark of night in a house about twenty yards from a lone street that winds up to a low-traveled two-lane highway, things can get pretty scary at ten at night when you’re a kid.I devised
Earth Day comes only once per year (this year it’s April 22), but let’s be realistic: every day should be Earth Day. After all, this is our only available planet (for now).Don’t you think we should keep it habitable for as long as humanly possible?Technology can help–and so can you. With the right gear and few small changes to the way you work and live, you can save money, energy, and quite possibly the Earth.1. Install a programmable thermostatThis is an oldie but goodie,