[NAFEX] [Fwd: Home Energy], OT

Stephen Sadler Docshiva at Docshiva.org
Mon Dec 1 13:54:04 EST 2008

Off topic, but interesting.  We've reduced our home energy use by 60% the
past couple years.  Conservation is the quickest, easiest, and largest first
step toward sustainable, carbon-neutral (atmospheric-carbon-reducing is
what's needed) energy. 

What we've put in:

1. Whole house fan (we're in CA central valley, with hot (90s and 100s) dry
summers; this cut our cooling costs 60%)
2. CFL lighting
3. Flippy on-off switch for kitchen faucet
4. Dual-pane energy efficient windows
5. Extremely energy-efficient washer - also spin-dries so efficiently dryer
time is cut in half
6. Smart Power strips that completely shut off electronics not in use
7. Tankless water heater 
8. 1 KW Solar panel
9. Additional attic insulation (in process)

We haven't reduced use or quality of appliances, lights, electronics - just
increased our energy efficiency.

~ Stephen

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