Monday, March 13, 2006

Down comforters can reduce home energy costs

Consumers can see significant savings by lowering nighttime thermostat

With energy costs now at record levels, an investment in a down comforter can have significant returns. A local manufacturer of down comforters and accessories, reports that turning the thermostat down at night can save the typical household an average of up to $300 for the 2005-2006 winter heating season.

Sleeping under a down comforter is a very effective way to stay comfortable in a cool bedroom. Down is the best natural insulator, and because it keeps sleepers warm with minimal weight on the body, it's a good choice for children or frail elderly, who may be particularly sensitive to the cold. (Note that down bedding is NOT recommended for cribs.)

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