Conserving energy doesn't need to be expensive or an inconvenience. It's the little things that add up to a lot. A lot of people unnecessarily waste energy and may not even realize it. Take the offset on the thermostat for example, a lot of people will set to 0 to maintain exact temp. They may not realize that can be considerable expense for both energy and their pocketbook. Not only is it inefficient but that also causes a lot of wear and tear on the heating appliance.
I grew up in a household/family where waste was frowned upon so I'm always looking for ways to save, reuse etc. I once saw my Grandmother eat an entire apple, only thing that was left was the stem and it wasn't because she couldn't afford apples.
That's not something I ever did but she was young during the depression.
“Results! Why, man, I have gotten a lot of results! I have found several thousand things that won’t work.”
Attributed - Thomas Edison