12 Great Posters From When Turning Down The Thermostat and Preparing For Winter Was a Patriotic Act

All Fuel Is Scarce

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All Fuel is Scarce

credit: Solid Fuels Administration

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Turning down the thermostat and being careful with fuel use is a good idea any time, but in World War II it was a matter of life and death. Most of the recommendations in this poster still make sense: Winterizing your home, including insulating walls and ceilings, installing storm doors and windows and weatherstripping. Checking and cleaning your furnace can save a lot of energy, too.

But the Order Fuel At Once recommendation needs a bit of explanation.

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