Saving Energy


by Rochelle LaMotte McDonald

Energy conservation has become a major concern in the United States; we're all beginning to realize that the world's fossil fuel resources aren't infinite. The more we deplete these resources, the more expensive the remaining fuels become. It's just common sense to limit our use of energy-both to save our resources and to save money.
If you're like most Americans, by far the largest part (over 46 percent) of your residential energy use will go for the heating and cooling of your home. Regardless of what kind of home you live in, and regardless of the type of heating and cooling system you have, you probably can make significant reductions in the amount of energy you are using almost immediately. Consider the following suggestions.

From How to Pinch a Penny Till It Screams, by Rochelle LaMotte McDonald. 1994 by Rochelle LaMotte McDonald. Excerpted by arrangement with Avery Publishing Group. $9.95. Available in local bookstores, or call 800-548-5757 or click here.