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LED Lighting 24-month update 18,240 hours & counting

Background:

In November 2012 I replaced 80% of my home's interior lighting with LEDs (35 bulbs total) - see my LED Lighting, 6-month update blog post.

Today, 12December2014 is my 24 month update:

My 'Life-Test' bulbs (a pair of lights above my fireplace) have been 'ON' continuously for 25 months (760 days x 24hrs/day) - 18,240…

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Added by Dale Stephens on December 12, 2014 at 10:46am — 3 Comments

Learning Thermostat - a huge impact on Energy Savings

Ok, I have had a couple programmable thermostats in the past... But, once again about 11 months ago I was doing my weekly (sometimes daily) stroll through the neighborhood 'big-box' home improvement store and back in the back past the garden section there is this little…

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Added by Dale Stephens on March 28, 2013 at 6:30am — 32 Comments

LED Lighting, 6-month update

Background

Ok, back in November 2012 I stumbled into my local 'big-box' home improvement store with an extra $1,000 USD to burn and without any research or pre-planning I purchased 35 LED bulbs to replace my incandescent and CFL bulbs. I was way tired of continually replacing a couple CFLs time and time again and the 25,000-50,000 hours of lifetime sparked my interest and put a $1K hole in my wallet. At a burn time average of 3-hours per day that is 22-45 years of…

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Added by Dale Stephens on March 26, 2013 at 7:30am — 23 Comments

Window Replacement - wading through the maze of options and sales

Background:

In 2012 we decided it was time to replace our 27-year old contractor grade double paned aluminum widows. Some of the seals had failed. Some of the window were leaking (water).

We planned to replace 19 windows initially and ended up replacing 21 in total. 11 of which were single-hung 3-0x6-0 that we replaced with double hung windows. Three had arched eye-brows and had to remain single-hung.

From my online research I was…

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Added by Dale Stephens on December 11, 2012 at 9:08am — 1 Comment

LED Lighting - Garage Door opener interference

Background

In November 2012 I started replacing all CFL and Incandescent lighting in the home with new LED bulbs. At our local 'big box' home improvement store I purchased several (35) LED bulbs and began making the switch to LEDs. Over the past several years most of our incandescent lights had been replaced with CFLs. I was not happy with the performance of the CFLs both in terms of light quality and life of the bulb. It seems like every other month I was…

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Added by Dale Stephens on December 11, 2012 at 6:30am — 6 Comments

Home Energy Improvements 2012 in Plano, Texas

During the past 12 months (2011/2012) we have completed several energy efficiency and other projects in our home in Plano, Texas.

Background:

Brick Veneer, slab on grade home built in 1985.

Living           1938 sq. ft.

Under Roof   2560 sq. ft.

Home faces Southeast. All rooms have ceilings above 8' with ceiling treatments (vaulted, boxed, splayed,). Home built with 24 contractor-grade windows mostly 3-0x6-0. Home…

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Added by Dale Stephens on December 11, 2012 at 5:30am — No Comments

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