My parents taught me to be thrifty with my income.
Their Grandparents had lived through the great depression and instilled a sense of humility and respect for the value of money in all of their progeny.
These values followed down the family tree to my sister and myself. I never cared for buying flashy clothes or needless jewelry. I went to an inextravagant school and saved tens of thoUnited Statesnds of dollars on school tuition in the process. I drive a hybrid automobile and spend a mere fraction on gasoline than I did years ago on a common combustion engine. Recently, I have been looking for ways to split costs around the house. I only use LED lights throughout and I have implemented a series of cost tearing initiatives with my heating and cooling system. I paid extra to buy a custom fit ventilation system to optimize air flow in my house, thus tearing back on electricity while improving the comfort levels inside. I also installed double pane windows to improve insulation and prevent needless energy leakage. Next I idea to swap out my electric furnace for a gas furnace, hoping that will knock some money off my utility fees in the Wintertide months. But by far the greatest impact on improving energy efficiency with my Heating, Ventilation, and A/C system was simply replacing the central a/c. Don’t get me wrong, all of the other factors made significant contributions, but the largest change happened right after the A/C was substituted. The air throughout felt much colder and I could see the dollars falling off my biweekly bill love Fall leaves.