Dale Stephens
  • Male
  • Plano, TX
  • United States
Share on Facebook Share on Facebook Share

Dale Stephens's Friends

  • Perry Ning
  • Trish Holder
  • Macie Melendez

Dale Stephens's Page

Profile Information

Professional Interests
I am a homeowner in Northeast Texas and concerned with home improvement coupled with energy conservation.

Dale Stephens's Photos

  • Add Photos
  • View All

Dale Stephens's Blog

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


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…


Posted 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…


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

LED Lighting, 6-month update


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…


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

Window Replacement - wading through the maze of options and sales


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…


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

Comment Wall (1 comment)

You need to be a member of Home Energy Pros to add comments!

Join Home Energy Pros

At 9:44am on December 9, 2012, Diane Chojnowski said…

Hi Dale,

Welcome to Home Energy Pros! Feel free to join the conversation in the Forum and Groups. And share your energy efficiency photos, videos and upcoming events. If you're blogging about home performance, this is the place for you!

Don't forget to upload your profile photo. And add your location on our Member Map!

Diane, HEP Moderator


Home Energy Pros

Home Energy Pros was founded by the developers of Home Energy Saver Pro (sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy,) and brought to you in partnership with Home Energy magazine.  Home Energy Pros is sponsored by the Better Buildings Residential Network.

Latest Activity

Tom White's video was featured

Coping with Comfort Complaints: Top Causes, Investigation Methods, and Solutions

This one-hour webinar features Arlan Burdick and Andrew Poerschke talking about comfort complaints in well-built homes.
1 hour ago
Profile IconBob Lytle, Edward Burns, Nina Baird and 3 more joined Home Energy Pros
1 hour ago
Eric Kjelshus commented on Chris Laumer-Giddens's blog post Sparky Doubled the Air Leakage in this Home!
"What if after the building is sealed and tested.   The trades man would have to reseal all…"
13 hours ago
Colin Genge posted events
14 hours ago
David Downard replied to David Downard's discussion Blower Door for Sale in the group Energy Auditing Equipment for Sale, Trade or to Purchase
"Price is $1700. "
16 hours ago
David Downard added a discussion to the group Energy Auditing Equipment for Sale, Trade or to Purchase

Blower Door for Sale

MINNEAPOLIS BLOWER DOOR Complete system with DG700 Like new, its been used about 6 times.contact:…See More
16 hours ago
David Downard joined allen p tanner's group

Energy Auditing Equipment for Sale, Trade or to Purchase

Discuss the pros and cons of the equipment you are interested in prior to purchase. Post equipment…See More
16 hours ago
John Proctor commented on Chris Laumer-Giddens's blog post Sparky Doubled the Air Leakage in this Home!
"Nice job on the house -- bad job on Sparky's high tech hole."
23 hours ago

© 2015   Created by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service