Home Energy Saving Tips From A Single Mom
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Home Energy Saving Tips From A Single Mom

by Susan Kyle
(Scottsdale, Arizona)

One busy single mothers' simple home energy saving tips. I've been making several efforts as of late to conserve energy at home. What's my motivation? It's simple really; I'm a single mother of three who also works full time.

Between getting the kids (and myself) ready for the day, I don't have much time or resources. So to save a little money and to pass good lessons down to my children, I or shall I say, we do what we can. So here is my home energy saving tips for those homeowners out there who were as clueless as I was.

It's almost summer time in Scottsdale, Arizona, so that mean air conditioning. Me and my oldest child (Matt he's 8) we took a trip to the store and purchased an a/c filter. I heard from my neighbors that these thing as supposed to be changed from time to time, who know. It was real easy to pop in, once I found where it goes.

We also got a new programmable thermostat for 30 dollars. I actually got the idea from my electricity provider. Last year I was complaining a lot about my high bills during the summer and one of their representatives told me to consider purchasing one.

Now first off all I want to thank you guys for providing that installation info on your site. I must admit I read your instructions twice, after that the instruction on the packaging was more than enough.

I was actually surprised how easy they are to install. And I'm proud to say that I programmed the thermostat and deciding on a weekly cooling schedule was easy.

Since two of my kids go off to school by 7:30 am and me and my youngest (Kathryn she's 4) are on our way to daycare by 8 am, I programmed the a/c to set back (or is it set up? 7 degrees. Then I set it to start cooling the house at 4 pm, since we all usually return home by 5:30 pm and tired (well at least me).

So my home energy saving tips are to get a programmable thermostat, especially if you live in a hot place like we do and to replace you’re A/C filter every so often. Now I’ve got to get back to work.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
by: Robert Warsaw

I just wanted to say that I found your story encouraging and humorous. If a single mom can do it, then so can I.

I’ve actually been looking into replacing my home’s 80 year old windows and energy efficiency will be a high priority. When the work is completed or close to being completed, I will contribute my story for all to read.

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