The U.S. Department of Energy designates October of each year as National Energy Awareness Month to help us remember that the energy we tend to take for granted when we flip a switch comes from somewhere — generated from coal, natural gas, nuclear and renewable technologies.
What can you do to mark the occasion? No, you don’t need to make National Energy Awareness hats (although that might be fun), but you can be mindful of how you use energy.
October is a good time to think about how to conserve heat in your home, as you ready your furnace for the winter and wonder how much you’ll pay for heat this year. Visit Beyondthebulb.org for DIY tips on energy conservation as well as a list of professional contractors who can help you winterize your home.