Know Your Thermostat

With cold weather in most of the country and heating bills rising quickly, this is a great time to learn more about how to efficiently heat and cool your home.  I found this interesting site at Madison Gas & Electric that explains more about how much money can be saved by turning down your thermostat.

I know that this is hard for me…my house is old and drafty, I work from home, and I don’t like to be cold.  I use a space heater under my desk (I’m working on a long post about space heaters), have a heavy quilt over the sliding glass door next to my desk, and try to dress warmly.  We all agree that it is no fun to be cold, but it is no fun to be broke either!

I’ve challenged myself to lower our gas & electric bill from its astronomically high level on the December bill.  Want to join the challenge?

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Kate Horrell
Kate Horrell is a military financial coach, mom of four teens, and Navy spouse. She has a background in taxes and mortgage banking, and a trove of experience helping other military families with their money. Follow her on twitter @realKateHorrell.