2018 Sustainability Challenge: Turn up the thermostat


It just keeps getting hotter here in Arizona, which means we can turn up the thermostat, keeping ourselves comfortable, our energy bill low, and our carbon footprint even lower. If you have a programmable thermostat, set it to higher than normal for when you are away from home, and use fans when you are home to reduce the need for air conditioning. According to the Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy, a ceiling fan will allow you to raise the thermostat setting about 4°F with no reduction in comfort! See their website for more great tips on how to save energy and stay cool this summer, even in Arizona. It will save the planet and save you money!


Let us know how hot you're keeping it this moth by using the hashtag #sustychallenge2018 on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram or commenting below.