Trying to convince someone to save energy requires a bit of due diligence — we’ll show you how to win that argument every time. ReadWith a Little Help from Some Friends
“When you're trying to convince people to try something new to save money, it's important to go straight to the numbers,” says Andrew Schrage, co-owner of Money Crashers Personal Finance.
When Schrage tried to get his neighbors to join the energy-savings movement, he called upon a friend who had recently gotten an energy audit and installed a programmable thermostat. The friend had tracked his utility bills for several months and discovered he was getting about a 25% savings.
Armed with his friend’s paperwork and a copy of the energy audit, Schrage was able to convince his neighbors to get their own audits and see what savings they could muster.
“They didn’t even know an energy audit was available,” notes Schrage. Now, he says, those neighbors are enjoying annual energy savings of 20%.
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