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Forum: Conservation 01-12-21, 09:54 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 13,779
Posted By zorander6
Well it's been over a year since I last posted....

Well it's been over a year since I last posted. Due to layoffs and covid and a lower paying job haven't really made any progress on the house like I'd hoped. So far I'm averaging 752.75 KwH working...
Forum: Conservation 09-11-19, 09:08 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 13,779
Posted By zorander6
So it has now been a year since I broke 800 KWh...

So it has now been a year since I broke 800 KWh in a single month. My next goal is to figure out how I can get my average below 600 KWh. Shouldn't be too much change, currently the average is 614.58....
Forum: Conservation 08-05-19, 07:44 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 13,779
Posted By zorander6
Haven't done much on the house, still working on...

Haven't done much on the house, still working on fixing the truck. 16 years of rust has been a royal pain to remove. On the plus side last month my electric bill was down 67% and this month looks...
Forum: Conservation 07-08-19, 06:44 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 13,779
Posted By zorander6
Two new windows and a new sliding glass door are...

Two new windows and a new sliding glass door are making a nice difference. Spent the 4th frantically cleaning the living room, dining room, and kitchen for the crew to install the windows and doors...
Forum: Conservation 06-18-19, 09:33 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 13,779
Posted By zorander6
Been turning the window AC on about one day a...

Been turning the window AC on about one day a week but looks like I'll have to start running it more. New doors and windows scheduled to be installed July 5th which means I need to move a bunch of...
Forum: Conservation 06-05-19, 09:07 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 13,779
Posted By zorander6
Gave in to the dark side yesterday and put the...

Gave in to the dark side yesterday and put the window AC back in the bedroom. Currently it's the only room that is cooled and I keep the door mostly closed (because cats are annoying.) Also had to...
Forum: Conservation 05-24-19, 09:12 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 13,779
Posted By zorander6
Finally replacing the sliding glass door, window...

Finally replacing the sliding glass door, window in the living room which is huge, and the kitchen window which has needed to be replaced for years. Spending a little more than I wanted to on them...
Forum: Conservation 05-09-19, 02:35 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 13,779
Posted By zorander6
Electric usage this last billing cycle was less...

Electric usage this last billing cycle was less than 400 KwH. Lowest I've ever had. Unfortunately by the end of the month I'll be putting the window ac's back in since I haven't gotten to where I...
Forum: Conservation 04-20-19, 06:08 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 13,779
Posted By zorander6
Now doing laundry every other week (and still...

Now doing laundry every other week (and still less than before) and on Tuesday my refrigerator decided to die. It was a 22 cf refrigerator with freezer on top. Since it was an emergency I bought a...
Forum: Conservation 03-07-19, 10:45 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 13,779
Posted By zorander6
Wish mine was that cheap, it's 80$ per large item...

Wish mine was that cheap, it's 80$ per large item and only one large item per week allowed. I have a couch, loveseat, and chair I want to get rid of (240$) and then the carpet which might take two...
Forum: Conservation 03-04-19, 08:37 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 13,779
Posted By zorander6
Got to the library this weekend. There is a...

Got to the library this weekend. There is a madness to my method:
Before (dirty nasty carpets, we hates it precious)
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7899/47279097881_ab0ef69af5_k.jpg
After:...
Forum: Conservation 02-18-19, 06:44 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 13,779
Posted By zorander6
The white paint on the floor in the green room is...

The white paint on the floor in the green room is water based it appears so when I sand the house it should come right up. In the left door of the hallway you can see the fake wood floor they put in,...
Forum: Conservation 02-18-19, 06:38 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 13,779
Posted By zorander6
Green Room (formerly walls were green) ...

Green Room (formerly walls were green)
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7927/47081872842_d9bdfc0aa8_k.jpg
Hallway
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7921/46220029055_2bf2f254c4_k.jpg
Dining room is a...
Forum: Conservation 02-11-19, 08:40 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 13,779
Posted By zorander6
Goodbye allergies..............kind of. For years...

Goodbye allergies..............kind of. For years I wanted to get rid of the carpet in the house and the ex refused to let me do so (we couldn't afford new flooring but still.) Got bored this weekend...
Forum: Conservation 02-04-19, 09:14 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 13,779
Posted By zorander6
Got the front door mostly re-sealed, not seeing...

Got the front door mostly re-sealed, not seeing light around it except for right around one of the hinges (ran out of the seal and didn't bother cutting more yet.) Door is a little harder to close...
Forum: Conservation 01-25-19, 04:23 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 13,779
Posted By zorander6
Definitely not fun but did make me feel a little...

Definitely not fun but did make me feel a little better about not tearing the walls out and re-insulating. That's about the only thing they did right when they remodeled the house before I bought it....
Forum: Conservation 01-21-19, 02:38 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 13,779
Posted By zorander6
So after a particularly nasty snow storm (for my...

So after a particularly nasty snow storm (for my region) I lost power for about 13-16 hours (not sure exactly when it went out.) Over that time the temperature only dropped about 1 degree per hour...
Forum: Conservation 10-16-18, 07:36 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 13,779
Posted By zorander6
Finally programmed the thermostat to set the...

Finally programmed the thermostat to set the house to 60 while I'm at work and 67 when I get home. Drops to 63 overnight and warms up a bit when I get up in the morning. Might set the overnight to 60...
Forum: Conservation 10-10-18, 08:23 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 13,779
Posted By zorander6
During the winters the Ex liked the house at 75...

During the winters the Ex liked the house at 75 F. I'm more comfortable at 67 F but am slowly building tolerance to get down to 65 F and using a space heater when I'm cold. As for the AC until I get...
Forum: Conservation 08-28-18, 12:22 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 13,779
Posted By zorander6
So it's been three years since I posted last and...

So it's been three years since I posted last and not much had changed other than I've gotten divorced recently. I've gotten all but three of the CFL's replaced with LED lights and before I moved back...
Forum: Conservation 09-09-15, 11:47 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 13,779
Posted By zorander6
Not much has changed really, with the high...

Not much has changed really, with the high electric bills most of my budget is just keeping those caught up. Hoping that once it cools down I can start investing in a little more insulation and...
Forum: Conservation 07-27-15, 10:55 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 13,779
Posted By zorander6
Now that the basics are done I'll mention that...

Now that the basics are done I'll mention that over the last couple days I've had the dehumidifier that is in the basement unplugged and there has only been about a 3kwh drop in power usage.

I...
Forum: Conservation 07-27-15, 10:52 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 13,779
Posted By zorander6
Batten down the hatches

So to keep from further sidtracking the thread about how much power you use I'm starting this thread.

The house is a very fine house in the middle of the street........ok maybe not so much but...
Forum: Conservation 07-23-15, 05:03 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 97,026
Posted By zorander6
I may try killing the dehumidifier for a couple...

I may try killing the dehumidifier for a couple days to see how things go. We have some water ingress in the basement (about 1/4 cup per 2" of rain) where the dehumidifier is. Our main problem with...
Forum: Conservation 07-22-15, 01:12 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 97,026
Posted By zorander6
I'm a little depressed really. Looking at my...

I'm a little depressed really. Looking at my usage since we bought our house we have averaged around 33.74 KwH per day since September of last year when we bought our house just for electric (haven't...
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