How we halved our electric bills-- in 3 easy lessons...

It was as simple as this ; THE DUCTWORK - it used to let the conditioned air we paid for escape

though seams and gaps- we fixed that.

 

The lighting- as we live in the 21st century we use LED lighting exclusively- why do so many use ----

the same lighting products that were used a generation ( or half century ago) ?- we fixed that problem.

 

And all those other common sense things- vampire energy drains, using AC sparingly, not being an

energy glutten in most every sense- yeah we fixed those things!

 

It resulted in total energy costs of well under a $800 -Annually- that includes electric, natural gas, batteries- I believe 2010s TOTAL was about $700..00- I know it was only about $350 for my 3209 kWhs of electric!

 

Emulate and enjoy the savings,( & attendant benefits) and get others to do likewise!

Views: 44

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

Way to go Dennis. As a nation and a people, I think we owe Mr. John Tooley one huge pile of recognition for making the ducts the energy topic of note that he did. No other single component that hid from view has been so tremendously responsible for loss and for significant opportunities to secure. And being your number one item along with 2 other accessible measures, duct sealing whacked that expenditure in half! Yahooo.

 

I did a 5-minute study of light bulb temperature. I covered four bulbs with four half-gallon milk jugs and took their temps in 5 minutes. The 40 watt incandescent was 120; the soft white CFL (40 watt replacement for comparable lumens) was 80; the daylight CFL (also 40 watt repl.) was 80; and the LED 40 watt repl was 70 and all in a 68 degree room. I don't claim to be Einstein and my basement is not Harvard or Stanford, but the truth is as you well know, these improvements save around 75% of the juice, and their contribution is especially appreciated in the cooling season when their residual heat doesn't tax the A/C.

RSS

Videos

  • Add Videos
  • View All

Twitter

Latest Activity

George Matthews commented on George Matthews's event Proof is Possible Tour by the Home Performance Workshop
"Here is the flyer for the Advanced Techniques and Tools in Home Performance Friday October 7th at…"
9 hours ago
George Matthews posted an event

Proof is Possible Tour by the Home Performance Workshop at Truitt and White Lumber Conference Room

October 7, 2016 from 9am to 1pm
Building Energy Performance Testing is sponsoring the Proof is Possible Tour to come to the San…See More
9 hours ago
George Matthews replied to George Matthews's discussion Shortridge 8400 Flowhood for A/C airflow testing in the group Energy Auditing Equipment for Sale, Trade or to Purchase
"Here are the pics of the flowhood and airdata manometer"
Saturday
Sarah Holloway posted a photo
Friday
Joe Urycki added a discussion to the group Energy Auditing Equipment for Sale, Trade or to Purchase
Thumbnail

TEC blower door and UEI combustion analyzer for sale

For sale is one used TEC Minneapolis blower door system: Includes model 3 fan with rings A and B,…See More
Friday
John Nicholas replied to Kevin Emerson's discussion Studies re: radon mitigation and energy efficiency
"The Nay side is well represented with the links already posted. I presented a neutral side, with…"
Friday
Ray Lehman replied to Kevin Emerson's discussion Studies re: radon mitigation and energy efficiency
"Hey John, Thanks for the information.  Very good empirical data. While I agree that running…"
Friday
John Nicholas replied to Kevin Emerson's discussion Studies re: radon mitigation and energy efficiency
"I have no links, just some anecdotal evidence. I had several Blower Door Tests done on my own home.…"
Friday

© 2016   Created by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service