Programmable thermostats run anywhere from $20 to $120 depending on the model, and don't forget to check to see if your power company is offering any rebates for installing one of these to offset the cost!
Keeping with the power saving theme, check to see if your power company has a time-of-use program like ours does that gives you a discount for off-peak usage but charges a premium for on-peak usage. If you're diligent with this and make *sure* you only run your major appliances like the washer/dryer and dishwasher off-peak, you can save a lot of money with this program!
SRP is offering these for $3 a sq foot thru the end of the year, definitely a worthwhile purchase, AND it increases your resale value :).
What do YOU do to reduce your energy usage and costs in your house?
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
We all want the best for our kids, and more and more, we all want to be green, and healthy. None of it's easy, and a lot of it isn't cheap! I am super cheap, coupons, deals, and free stuff are my bestest friends, and since I had my son, my focus is on healthy, and green, so I'm always on the lookout for deals and ways to be more healthy and live more greenly (is that a word?). I plan on sharing some of my favorite things, deals I find, and tips/tricks, some stuff will be green, and some won't, because that's what I am, a shade of green :). We all do the best we can to do what's best for our kiddos, and we can all use a little help along the way :).
Posted by Cheap Green Mommy at 10:19 AM