Blog Update!
For those of you not following me on Facebook, as of the Summer of 2019 I've moved to Central WA, to a tiny mountain town of less than 1,000 people.

I will be covering my exploits here in the Cascades, as I try to further reduce my impact on the environment. With the same attitude, just at a higher altitude!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Freeze Yer Buns on local TV

This Friday, a local TV camera team is coming to my house to film a segment on this year's Freeze Yer Buns Challenge to cover some brief details of the challenge as well as get some tips on how to survive in a low-heat environment.

This year I'm planning on focusing a little less on suffering and more on making your home more comfortable with lower temperatures. I'll be focusing on that aspect rather than on the "how cold am I" one during the interview. In any case, I'll let you know if and when there's a link to the segment available.

If you haven't yet signed up for this year's challenge, the basics of it are to encourage participants to lower their thermostat in order to save money and reduce their carbon footprint.

This year I've got some great giveaways, including some gadgets to help keep your home warm as well as a home energy audit. So, if you want to be eligible for them, make sure you sign up for this year's challenge!


Unknown said...

We can't join.
We spend hours of hard sweat and labor logging out 12 cords of dead trees, and trees that need culled for regrowth purposes every year, so we can heat our home free of cost.
A little bit of driving is invovled, but we rarely drive more then 15 miles to get wood, and sometimes less then 1 mile.

Our first winter in this house, we spent $500 a month in heating oil to keep from freezing!
Never again!

Jennifer said...

Crunchy has done this project, but this is certainly my favorite way to be happy with a lower temp:

Tree Huggin Momma said...

I don't recall if I did or did not sign up, would like to grab your button for my page so I am going to try.
I grew up with a freeze your buns challenge, we het with wood and coal. So it was icey cold when my father got up and stuffed the stove to make the house roasty toasty. I remember collecting and splitting wood and 123 shoot to not be the one to fill the wood rack (not because we had to go out in the cold, but because of the wood spiders) and then Dad would stuff the stove again to make it through the night.
Unfortunately we have had the heat on for most of Oct. We have it set for 55 at night and at the end of this month I am turning it down 2 degrees to 53 at night, as well as 63 during the day when the kiddos are home and 60 when its just DH. We do use 2 room heaters. 1 for DH's attic which isn't heated, and 1 for the living room on the weekends, it makes more sense to just heat one room than the whole house.

Lisa Nelsen-Woods said...

I think I already froze weekend guests. I don't have the heat on, I turn it on when the outdoor temperatures go down to 40 degrees. My parents spent the weekend w/ me and complained that my house was cold with an indoor temperature of 67 degrees - wimps! I'd hate to see what they'd do when visiting when I have the furnace set at 58 degrees!

Robj98168 said...

I am contemplating a cooler winter than last season. My bedroom is downright cold... But I keep the heat off. I am beast friends with my heating pad though and request that Romeo sleep at my feet to keep them warm

Anonymous said...

Crunchy Chicken on TV? Congrats!

I think I should volunteer my work building to be in the Freeze Yer Buns challenge. The office building is about 80,000 sq ft, all vacant except for my company (about 10,000 sq ft). It takes so long to heat up our office, it is normally around 53F when we get there in the mornings.