Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Reducing the Heat

Here in Brisbane summer is officially upon us (though non-locals will say that it's been summer for months). Anyway, as per the email joke "You know it's summer in Australia when..." this is the time of year when hot water comes out of both taps! So i decided to ease off with the amount of energy i use to heat my water.

After all, when it's hot enough to melt a library card left in the car, there's no earthly reason why i need 140 litres of screaming hot water. And in reducing the energy i use, i reduce the production of greenhouses gases. Cool the water, cool the globe.

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