Let's brainstorm ways to save electricityMay 14 2011 at 8:55 PM
|Maxine (Premier Login MaxineS)|
I know we've done this before...but it's been awhile. What works and what doesn't?
I've hung most of my wash for the past two days--and I've got a LOT of laundry to catch up on. Besides saving electricity, this allows me to get a lot more done, since the dryer takes longer than the washer. Today has been VERY windy--good for line drying, and made me wish for a windmill!
We have been turning the water heater off when we are not at the cabin. We don't even turn it on unless we anticipate the need for more hot water than I can reasonably heat on the stove. Does anyone have their w/h on a timer, and how do you use it and like it?
We are going to be gone most of next week and intend to turn off the heat/ac and water heater while we are gone. I wish I remembered to do this every time.
Very disappointed with CFLs. They were supposed to last forever, but about half of them don't last much (if any) longer than incandescents.
- Kick your adult kids out of the house - BethannM on May 15, 2011, 12:02 AM
- Water timer - Polly on May 15, 2011, 1:21 AM
- We still - CC on May 15, 2011, 3:19 AM
- Are you CFL's in enclosed light fixtures? - Trina on May 15, 2011, 7:40 AM
- Every time I hang out laundry - Tnetter on May 15, 2011, 8:14 AM
- Stuff plugged into the computer - Maxine on May 15, 2011, 8:29 AM
- power cords - Stacey on May 15, 2011, 8:41 AM
- Yes - Polly on May 15, 2011, 9:42 AM
- A couple of ideas - Polly on May 15, 2011, 9:52 AM
- Ideas - glenda on May 15, 2011, 3:09 PM
- Bumping this thread - Polly on May 22, 2011, 12:47 AM
- Laundry - Sharon on May 22, 2011, 1:26 AM
- Some more thoughts - Maxine on May 22, 2011, 9:48 AM