Tuesday, May 22, 2007
The Off Switch
Yesterday I turned off my heating/cooling system. This is a mild part of the year in Oregon, so in theory that should not be a major issue. But I have to tell you, of all the things I've done since the World Without Oil crisis began, psychologically this was the hardest. It felt like giving up, in a way.
Try it though -- it may not be as bad as you imagine. Yes, it is chilly in the morning. But a hot cup of tea or coffe takes care of that. By afternoon the temperature is reasonable. It made me realize that I spend considerable energy for a relatively small amount of comfort, for the short time between when I wake up and when I leave for work. Is it essential? No.