Friday, 19 October 2007

The "Freeze Yer Buns" Challenge

Crunchy Chicken, despite all of the difficulties her family is facing right now, has launched another eco-challenge. Her last butt-related challenge was a little too challenging for me, but this one I can really get on board with. She is challenging us to turn our thermostats down (or the A/C up for those in southern climes) for the duration of the Winter season.

I've made the commitment to turn down our thermostat to 17C/62.6F in the day and 15C/59F at night. We are pretty good about keeping the temperature low-ish anyway, 18C in the day and 17 C at night, but we have cheated a bit at times and turned the heat up a degree or two if we felt really chilled. Even so, so far this calender year we've reduced our natural gas usage to just 8% of that of the average North American (last year it was 8.4% for the entire 12 months) - so this challenge will help us reduce our consumption even more!

(P.S. - I will be posting an update about our other 90% Reduction Challenge numbers soon - I'm still crunching a few fuel related numbers...)


Crunchy Chicken said...

Ha ha! I'm glad I'm known for my "butt-related" challenges :)

Thanks for joining in!

Theresa said...

Glad to be a part of it! I'm going to start early and reprogram the thermostat tonight.