I've been thinking a lot about heat lately—not the humid, 90-degree type we're having in the Northeast in late July-- but the kind we're going to be paying our fuel oil company a bundle for come November 1 (that is if we can hold out that long). Con Edison's full-page ad in the New York Times this Wednesday had several Energy Tips for operating your air conditioners, so I figured they must offer similar penny-saving advise for winter. Their Web site (www.ConEd.com) didn't disappoint. (It even has a great educational section on energy for children).
Click on the section called Conserving Energy, and you'll find a very
useful list called 100+ Tips to Help You Go Green and Save Some Green.
The first item, under weatherization, is to conduct a do-it-yourself
energy audit. Our fuel oil supplier offered a free audit, so I took
the lazy way out, called them, and asked them to send someone over.