Whistleblower: Save the planet with bamboo sheets? Unlikely

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  • Updated: December 21, 2013 - 7:28 PM

Misleading claims for products such as bamboo sheets and low-fume paints have been targeted by the Federal Trade Commission in its continuing battle against companies trying to gain ­environment-minded customers with dubious “green” pitches.

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aardvark878Dec. 22, 13 8:58 AM

Yeah, I put in a high efficiency furnace, attic insulation, and new windows over the past few years. Haven't noticed a significant drop in my gas usage at all (I have all my gas bills from when I bought the house). What has changed, since I got the windows, is that things don't feel so drafty, and I can actually open the windows now. And my furnace doesn't break down every year. So I'm still pleased with my purchases, but unless you have a really old house with baseball sized leaks in every room, I'm not convinced spending a ton of money renovating is going to save you anything...it's just going to cost a bundle.

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swmnguyDec. 22, 1310:37 AM

Looking at my utility bills over the years, I see the proportion of my bills that actually pays for energy is shrinking, but the bills keep growing due to ever-increasing monthly fees. I'm using less energy than I ever have, and paying more every month.

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eman2001Dec. 22, 13 4:13 PM

When you have an energy audit done, most will give you a cost analysis that will give you a pretty good idea of what changes will pay off most rapidly. I've done a number of things and have experienced substantial savings. And the house is much more comfortable, even at 68 degrees (no breeze blowing through.)

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