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Old 11-18-09, 01:20 PM   #1
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working on a complete make-over on my electricity consumption.... hit almost 2500 KWH a few months ago

needless to say... I went on a "crash diet" this last month and got my energy bill down (temporarily) to $53 LOL!

Goals:
new appliances (have my eyes on a new stove or fridge this Black Friday)
80Plus power supplies in my PCs and Servers (7 machines, some run 24-7)
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replace some CFLs with LEDs

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All lights are CFL
new furnace

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Old 11-18-09, 01:35 PM   #2
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Welcome to the site Southcross.

It sure sounds like your diet is working. Those are some pretty drastic steps! Good luck with getting that consumption down.
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well... unfortunately, its just a crash diet and soon I have to go back to eating KWH for breakfast/lunch/dinner.... I operate a small web/FTP/SQL server farm in my 2nd bedroom LOL

so far I've replaced two of my servers with smaller (lower power consuming) machines... unfortunately, I haven't found a replacement for the big machine (it has 3 power supplies: 1 main and 2 redundant for HD storage array pulls like 600w when idle)

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