Energy Friendly Down - Help Save the Planet.:
- Aside from being the best insulation around, down is good for Mother Earth.
- Think green and read below about the many advantages of this natural material.
- Visit www.DOWNLITE.com.
Unlike polyester and some synthetic materials which are petroleum based, down and feather products do not deplete the Earth's natural resources and contribute to our dependency on oil.
A 100% renewable resource, the down and feathers used in bedding products are harvested from ducks and geese farmed specifically for human consumption. No wild animals are harmed in the making of down and feather products.
The superior warmth down provides allows you to be comfortable and warm even in colder temperatures. With today's rising energy costs, ways to reduce fuel consumption is on everyone's mind. Studies by numerous energy experts have shown that using a programmable thermostat that allows you to automatically lower the temperature while you're sleeping and gradually warm the house before you wake can have a tremendous effect on total energy costs.
Depending on where you live, most people have their heat on at least five months every year. If you usually keep the thermostat set at 75 degrees F, but find that adding a down comforter to your bed at night allows you to still feel warm and toasty with the thermostat lowered to 72 degrees F, you'll save more than $500 per year in heating costs.
The Energy Information Administration, a division of the United States Department of Energy, calculated that homes heated by natural gas save a minimum of $33.00 for each degree the thermostat is lowered every month. Homes heated with fuel oil save a minimum of $39 dollars per degree each month .
Assuming a minimum savings of only $33.00 per degree per month, lowering your thermostat just three degrees each night will provide you with enough savings to completely recoup the cost of a $300 comforter in only three months! However, a quality comforter can last for over a decade so really you get to put thousands of dollars back in your pocket.
In addition to saving you money turning down your thermostat in winter two degrees and up two degrees in summer helps reduce your carbon foot print. It can save around 2,000 lbs. of CO2 per year. Also cleaning your air conditioner and furnace filters each month prevents restricted air flow so your furnace doesn't have to work as hard (AARP Magazine, July/August 2007).
DOWNLITE is one the only bedding manufacturer seeking to develop zero carbon foot print manufacturing for bedding. For additional information on this initiative visit CarbonFund.org