Monday, April 6, 2009

Carbon Fast for Lent: One if by Land . . .

Day 41 – Monday 6 April
“Turn your central heating thermostat down by one degree.”

This is a Carbon Fast perennial, yet it’s always a good reminder. While most models suggest 3°, even one degree down in winter (or up in summer) is do-able yet also effective. A 1° change can save about 3% on an annual bill. According to the nifty calculator I found, that’s for a single-family home that’s an annual savings of about $74 and 1330 lbs. of C02. For an apartment, it’s about $19 and 336 lbs. of C02.

Today’s mitzvah: Try a one-degree change!

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