Dale Stephens
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Insulated Garage Door commented on Dale Stephens's blog post LED Lighting - Garage Door opener interference
"Good read!"
Nov 25, 2013
Dale Stephens commented on Dale Stephens's blog post LED Lighting - Garage Door opener interference
"Rick - initially I went back to incandescent bulbs and few months later found a LED bulb that does not create RFI. All has been good the past 5 months. Good Luck~!"
Jul 11, 2013
Rick Goedde commented on Dale Stephens's blog post LED Lighting - Garage Door opener interference
"Is there any update to your problem with the interference to your garage door opener caused by LED lighting?  I am experiencing the same problem.  I recently had landscape lighting installed and when the dusk to dawn sensor turns on the…"
Jun 25, 2013
Tom Delconte commented on Dale Stephens's blog post Learning Thermostat - a huge impact on Energy Savings
"Bob/Ted You two infer a great point! There's no sense getting into a smart thermostat that is not highly integrated into the local utility co. PECO/ Exelon has nothing like that here due to the fact that 20% of the people in PHL(philly) do not…"
Apr 12, 2013
Bob Blanchette commented on Dale Stephens's blog post Learning Thermostat - a huge impact on Energy Savings
"Tedkidd I experimented with that last summer, but haven't collected enough data to have any conclusive results. Our house has a lot of mass relative to it's size, so "precooling" may end up being an effective strategy. Using 4KWH…"
Apr 11, 2013
tedkidd commented on Dale Stephens's blog post Learning Thermostat - a huge impact on Energy Savings
"Be interesting to see what driving temps to 72 in the hours before the price jumps does to both cost and comfort.  "
Apr 11, 2013
Bob Blanchette commented on Dale Stephens's blog post Learning Thermostat - a huge impact on Energy Savings
"The website only shows a line for the temperature vs time of day/year. I can pull KWH and cost per hour/day/month/year. It doesn't state how much of the $147 savings was from reduced AC use during the 2-7pm weekday peaks, but since the AC is…"
Apr 11, 2013
tedkidd commented on Dale Stephens's blog post Learning Thermostat - a huge impact on Energy Savings
"Very cool.  I want that!! How about temperature overlays, etc...  Think of all the cool analytics they could potentially come up with. "
Apr 11, 2013
Bob Blanchette commented on Dale Stephens's blog post Learning Thermostat - a huge impact on Energy Savings
Apr 11, 2013
tedkidd commented on Dale Stephens's blog post Learning Thermostat - a huge impact on Energy Savings
Apr 11, 2013
Tom Delconte commented on Dale Stephens's blog post Learning Thermostat - a huge impact on Energy Savings
"@Bob- please show us your myogepower reports like the way Ted Kidd showed his thermostatusitis reports! [I have no deluxe reports to share- just old equipment that keeps running due to trick ways of fixing it]"
Apr 11, 2013
Bob Blanchette commented on Dale Stephens's blog post Learning Thermostat - a huge impact on Energy Savings
Apr 7, 2013
Bob Blanchette commented on Dale Stephens's blog post Learning Thermostat - a huge impact on Energy Savings
"I might just do that when I have the time to get the writeup done. The average customer on the program saves $200 over a summer, so it definitely works on a large scale. The Variable Peak/Time of Use pricing is key element of the program. Without…"
Apr 6, 2013
tedkidd commented on Dale Stephens's blog post Learning Thermostat - a huge impact on Energy Savings
"That is really fantastic! Are you willing to publish that data and write up the case study? The more we understand the successes/value people have experienced, the more we can know when/where such recommendations make sense."
Apr 6, 2013
Bob Blanchette commented on Dale Stephens's blog post Learning Thermostat - a huge impact on Energy Savings
"Tedkidd, I have the utility data to back up my savings claims with thermostat setback. Setback really has saved us about 1/4th on our summer utility bills. I can log into www.myogepower.com and any time to pull hour by hour reports of KWH and cost…"
Apr 6, 2013
tedkidd commented on Dale Stephens's blog post Learning Thermostat - a huge impact on Energy Savings
"Btw. That's not anti-nest. Ironically it's anti Ecobee. I havent seen Nest claim "24% energy savings" intheir ads. Lack of easy access to utility information seems to magnify the disservice. For example - Marie actually tried to…"
Apr 6, 2013

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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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Posted on March 28, 2013 at 6:30am — 32 Comments

LED Lighting, 6-month update

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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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Posted on March 26, 2013 at 7:30am — 23 Comments

Window Replacement - wading through the maze of options and sales

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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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Posted on December 11, 2012 at 9:08am — 1 Comment

LED Lighting - Garage Door opener interference

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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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Posted on December 11, 2012 at 6:30am — 5 Comments

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