I'm making very good progress on my goal of reducing ourcarbon footprint by saving energy. Here is the analysis of our PGE bill (gas and electric) for the last three months compared to last year:
3/2009 $ 72.77
I was pleasantly surprised at the savings in February, especially since I am home more now that I'm retired. But the reduction in March was even better, so my challenge is paying off. Here are a few things we've done or are doing that have helped:
~ Switched out all the incandescent light bulbs to compact fluorescent;
~ Lowered the thermostat on our FA heater;
~ Unplug appliances/computers that are not in use;
~ Grab a sweater when it's chilly instead of turning on the heater.