Program Hopes to Reduce Homeowners’ Energy Use for Winter

The 2 Degree Pledge program educates consumers on simple ways to make their cooling methods more energy-efficient and cost-effective.


| September 2008 Web


Green will be on homeowners’ minds as the weather gets colder. With heating costs expected to increase 20 percent this winter, they will want both a way to save green and be green. The Air-Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) is heading a campaign to inform the public on easy ways to lower energy bills. The initiative, called The 2 Degrees Pledge, suggests ways to be more energy efficient, such as installing a programmable thermostat, keeping up with maintenance, installing efficient heating and air conditioning equipment, and adjusting thermostats.

Heating costs account for 50 percent of energy bills during winter, according to the EPA. The initiative suggests changing filters, sealing ducts and windows, insulating walls and having a heating professional look at your home to make it as energy efficient as possible.

You can learn more and officially make a commitment by filling out The Pledge and even see which states have the most pledges.

More about greening your winter

• Check out our natural remedies for the winter sniffles.

• Warm up to these local recipes for winter.





mother earth news fair 2018 schedule

MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR

Next: April 28-29, 2018
Asheville, NC

Sit in on dozens of practical workshops from the leading authorities on natural health, organic gardening, real food and more!

LEARN MORE



Subscribe today and save 58%

Subscribe to Mother Earth Living !

Mother Earth LivingWelcome to Mother Earth Living, the authority on green lifestyle and design. Each issue of Mother Earth Living features advice to create naturally healthy and nontoxic homes for yourself and your loved ones. With Mother Earth Living by your side, you’ll discover all the best and latest information you want on choosing natural remedies and practicing preventive medicine; cooking with a nutritious and whole-food focus; creating a nontoxic home; and gardening for food, wellness and enjoyment. Subscribe to Mother Earth Living today to get inspired on the art of living wisely and living well.

Save Money & a Few Trees!

Pay now with a credit card and take advantage of our earth-friendly automatic renewal savings plan. You’ll save an additional $5 and get six issues of Mother Earth Living for just $14.95! (Offer valid only in the U.S.)

Or, choose Bill Me and pay just $19.95.




Facebook Pinterest Instagram YouTube Twitter


Copyright 2018, All Rights Reserved
Ogden Publications, Inc., 1503 SW 42nd St., Topeka, Kansas 66609-1265