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Published September 18, 2017

Do you want to know the secret of deep sleep?

The temperature in many Finnish homes, perhaps yours as well, is higher than recommended. Lowering the temperature saves money, keeps you more alert, helps you sleep better and provides cleaner indoor air.

Savings: A good rule of thumb is that one degree in temperature is equivalent to 5% in heating costs. House owners could see the savings in their next energy bill. In apartment buildings, it reduces the pressure to raise maintenance fees and rents.

Remember this: Finns are accustomed to dressing lightly in their warm homes. Lowering the temperature doesn’t mean you have to be uncomfortable, because wearing socks and a long-sleeved shirt is enough to keep you warm despite a lower temperature.

Reducing your carbon footprint: Lowering the temperature of your home by two degrees would reduce your carbon footprint by 2.5% each year. If a million Finns did this, it would save the equivalent of 25,000 carbon footprints.

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