I popped on over toArdent Eden and inspired by her energy consumption post will do the same.
- Outlet #1: cordless phone
- Outlet #2: occasionally used ( vacuum )
- Outlet #3: power strip that has (1) energy saving models of TV, VCR/DVD
(2) energy star computers
- Outlet #4: copier/printer
- Outlet #4: energy efficient refrigerator
- Outlet #5: occasionally used (1) space heater in winter (2) iron
Service Porch Bathroom
- No outlets
- Outlet #6: energy efficient & water saving front load washing machine
- Outlet #7: not in use
- Outlet #8: not in use
- Outlet #9: 2 lamps with energy efficient light bulbs
For our family our our electrical uses, on average, per day is between 4 & 6 kwh. As of now (on sunny days) our solar panels are producing a little more than 5 kwh. In summer the solar production amount usually doubles – giving us more than enough power to make up for cloudy and rainy days.
I am sure (I know) we could do better at reducing our energy consumption. Let’s hear from our readers about their steps they have taken to reduce their energy consumption.
We could all learn from each other.
If Not Now, When? If Not Us Who?
Can we ignore such warning signs any longer?
Ocean’s temperature off Santa Barbara now highest in 1,400 yearsSouthern California coastal waters have warmed in recent decades to their highest level in 1,400 years