My goal is to achieve 100%
Most of us have been taught to try for 100% in everything we do. While
you may not achieve it, you have to strive for betterment and
Today, I got an Energy Use Guide from my electric company. They
company my us to other homes of the same size and type in the area.
I'm proud to say, I'm using 92% more than the most efficient in the
neighborhood! Now that I have a benchmark, I'm shooting for it all,
my goal is to use 100% more than those greenies.
Al Gore and the other celebrity enviro whack jobs could instruct you how
to make a giant carbon butt print. Their huge homes and private jets,
they use to go to world conferences where they demand that other
Earthlings use windmills, solar cells and impractical electrical
vehicles for travel, certainly use more energy than hundreds of normal,
sane citizens. You could also seek energy saver aversion therapy where
you get and electric shock whenever you turn something off. ^_^
I wish my utility co. provides some thing like that. R2000 spec. hose,
hi efficiency furnace, AC, most lighting is LED, 1.5Kw solar array on
the roof, of all that, we use too much water even tho small yard is
irrigated. One reason is IMO, we always take bath, seldom take showers.
Next is reducing garbage.
Not sure you are saving. Many showers are rated at 2.5 gpm. A five
minute shower uses a little over 12 gallons. What do you use to fill
the tub? They usually have about a 42 gallon capacity so if you fill it
half way you are using more than a shower.
Regular tub or Jacuzzi, and dry Sauna some times.
They are raising power rate almost 50% this summer I still
have little more than 3 years left on fixed rate. gasoline
price jumped as well. Every thing is going up....only way is up.
Dad mentioned to me one time, that during the
war (probably WWII) there was a push to conserve
everything for our fighting boys. Someone
noticed showers, all the water going down the
drain, and suggested people take baths. And so
they did. However, tub baths take a LOT more
water. If you want empirical evidence of this,
take a shower with the bath tub drain closed,
and see how much water a shower really uses.
Less than a sit down bath, for sure.
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