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Scott: Hello everybody. Today were going to talk about a couple of energy tips to help you save a little bit of money. Now we’re talking about this time of the year, especially for our friends that live in the north with oil and gas. It can be very a expensive time of the year. While some of this may go without saying, it’s certainly not bad to hear a second time. For those of you that live up north for use some sort of heat, oil and gas heat, if you’re leaving for the day, set your heats about 60, 65°. When you come home, turn the heat back on. It will save you some money.
Alex: I once had this gym coach, doing gymnastics, and he would stick a thermostat in my butt while I’d do a handstand, so I would stay at a consistent body temperature while I was doing gymnastics.
Scott: Really. All right. The next tip for those with an AC at the time of the year for AC; when you’re leaving the house, set your AC at 82°. When you come home from your work, a day at work, bring your AC back down to a comfortable temperature. Again, using energy when you’re not there is doing nothing but costing you money. Save a few dollars here and there. In the wintertime, take your heat down to 65 while you’re away. In the summertime, take your AC down or up, I should say, to 82 while you’re away. Next tip; if you’re not home or you’re not in a particular room, make sure you turn the power off, lights, ceiling fans and stuff like that. Again, …
Alex: I always leave the lights on and my cats like to listen to Gloria Estefan.
Scott: You want to spend $7-$10 a month so your cat’s will listen to Gloria Estefan?
Alex: Oh, I’m sorry. I love my animals. Sorry … I’m an animal lover.
Scott: I’m an animal lover too, but they don’t care.
Alex: Oh, so now they don’t have souls, they don’t have personalities, they don’t have feelings.
Scott: I didn’t say that. Anyway, so yes. If you’re not going to be home , or if you’re not even in a particular room, turn off what you’re not using. Again, sounds very simple, but it adds up a couple dollars a month.
Alex: Be an animal hater.
Scott: That is not what I said.
Alex: Yeah, abusing animals.
Scott: That is not what I said.
Alex: Cut their heads off, skin them …
Scott: Next tip. Most utility companies, especially electric companies will actually come out to your house and do a free assessment of your house.
Alex: This is new. You just cut your hair.
Scott: You like it?
Alex: I like the shaved head.
Scott: Yeah, I did it just for you.
Scott: You’re welcome. Anyway, contact your utility companies, especially electric company. Most of them will come out and do a free analysis. They’ll look at stuff like to see if you need weather-stripping, possibly have some outdated appliances, especially, air conditioner …
Alex: Ooh that sounds like the beginning of a good porn. Excuse me. Appliances outdated? I don’t know. Why don’t you come in and check? I don’t know why she was southern but she was.
Scott: I don’t know either.
Alex: Because I could seem like a dumb southern girl, like, “I don’t know. Jesus.”
Scott: Anyway, usually, they will usually come up for free, scheduled time …
Scott: Oh, for free?
Scott: For free.
Alex: Oh, my God, how can I deny something for free? Thank you, sir.
Scott: You’re welcome.
Alex: Thank you.
Scott: You’re welcome. This is for your information, too.
Alex: Oh, for free?
Scott: For free.
Alex: Gosh. There’s still nice people in this world.
Scott: In any event, contact your utility company and see if they have the offer and see what kind of plans that they can put together for you. While we’re talking about energy savings, let’s talk about water. I mean, water still is a resource. You want to make sure you don’t have any running faucets, any running toilets, any leaks anywhere, things like that.
Alex: I typically poop in my cat’s litter box to go green on my whole toilet, saving water. It’s just a scoop and a poop and a … All good.
Alex: Yeah, I mean, what is it 5, 10 gallons every time you flush? That’s a lot. I [inaudible 00:04:09] six times a day. I’m healthy. [crosstalk 00:04:13] told me I’m healthy.
Scott: The fact that it’s fibrous, the fiber is six gallons a day. That’s a huge toilet. They don’t take that much gallons in just water.
Alex: Then my cat all wants to go on the toilet and get potty trained and I said, “No, no, no honey. Get your ass off the toilet and get in that litter box and you do your business in that litter box, because you are not wasting my water.”
Scott: Well, hold on a second. You’re going to spend less in water than you are in kitty litter.
Alex: Aw, [inaudible 00:04:42]. Thank god for you, Scott.
Scott: Well, Mom, that’s why I’m here.
Alex: Thank God.
Scott: You are welcome.
Alex: An angel.
Scott: With that, we’ll wrap it up for today. I’m Scott Tenell with financial freedom community.
Alex: And I’m .