Did you know where you live is about 26% of your overall carbon footprint? And it's even slightly higher if you live in a colder climate that requires you to heat your home. To reduce your footprint, make an effort to stop heating a home when it's empty. The Department of Energy says you should keep your thermostat at 68 degrees in the winter and reduce the temperature when the home is empty. A smart thermostat can do it for you and even turn the heat back on a few minutes before the home is full again so you never have to feel the chill.
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