No, not talking about putting a chunk of ice in front of a fan! My father remarked this afternoon, "all that ice you make uses a lot of electricity!" I put ice in my drinks, drink it all down, and my icemaker only makes what it needs. When it's full, it stops. His recommendation was to use less ice and save some bucks. Really? I know that it's not a zero-sum game, that if I make a cube then let it melt the overall heat level in the apartment will be higher than if I'd not made a cube. There's losses in the refrigeration process, and those appear as heat. In the summertime, not so good. In the winter, however, does it make a hill of beans bit of difference? Is the heat waste in the icemaking process that much more expensive than the heat generated by the gas furnace? On the other hand, if I've always got an iced drink in hand, I don't turn down my A/C so much. In effect, it's targeted cooling, namely me. Instead of cooling the whole place (expensive) I'm only cooling me. Well, a mix of that, anyway. And during the winter, I'm likely to throw on a fleece sweater rather than turn up the heat. I like warm clothes, not a warm, dry environment. It's one of the reasons I moved here!