Suburban Families Vie for Prestigious ‘No Heat Award’


NBC 4 has a report on several families in NY and NJ suburbs who are competing to be the last family to turn on their furnace this season in hopes of winning the “No Heat Award” offered by a local website. The contest follows the honor system, and families are allowed to use fireplaces and space heaters (and slankets), and last year’s winners (a tie between two families) went all the way until January 1 without turning on their heat. They plan to use the money they save on a vacation. The whole report is pretty adorable, except when the reporter says “Despite the occasional fire, they believe it helps the environment.” Eek, let’s not be so fire-casual!

No Heat” Contest: How Long Could You Go Without Turning on the Furnace? [NBC4]