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Successful energy behavior change starts with Heat Smart

  • October 12, 2017
  • Heat Smart

You’ve heard us quote the DOE before: a household can save up to ten percent each year on energy bills by turning thermostats down seven to ten degrees at night. But then how do households which lack adequate bedding manage to stay warm? And how do we empower behavior change within people in the habit of turning the heat up every night?

Heat Smart rose to the challenge with our cost-effective Heat Smart Kits.. We believe heat doesn’t have to come from oil, gas or electricity, and we believe energy savings doesn’t have to come in the form of expensive technology.

We set out to demonstrate how we could change energy-use behavior through two studies. We found more people turned the heat down by more degrees, more often. They stayed warm and saved energy too.

The bottom-line feedback was very exciting to us:

  • In the first study, 91.7% of survey respondents reported saving on their energy bills.
  • In the second study, 98.8% of respondents reported saving on their energy bills.

That’s just a taste of the studies. We put all our findings together in a Case Study Report so you can see why wool works better, how we partnered with community agencies, what the participating families said, how other setback studies found the same results, and even how our program could impact different climates.

Please download your free copy of Studies Verify Approach to Energy Behavior Change today.

Our study showed Heat Smart’s approach can reduce energy demand, enable cost-effective heat assistance programs, and deliver more easily-achieved outreach goals. If those results sound like something you’d like to be a part of, contact us!

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