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

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

Posted on December 12, 2014 at 10:46am 3 Comments

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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Learning Thermostat - a huge impact on Energy Savings

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

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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LED Lighting, 6-month update

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

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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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Window Replacement - wading through the maze of options and sales

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

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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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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!

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