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Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 08-14-12, 07:49 PM
Replies: 405
Views: 134,395
Posted By raydias
I considered the Solar hot water collector but...

I considered the Solar hot water collector but the cost and payback just didn't make since. My hot water heater is gas and my average summer time gas bill is around $10. The AirTap would make more...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 08-08-12, 06:50 PM
Replies: 405
Views: 134,395
Posted By raydias
Just an off beat idea, since these units take the...

Just an off beat idea, since these units take the heat from the air and heats water, what if you mount the unit in your attic? The heat in the attic would definitely the Airtap and the cooling would...
Forum: Conservation 12-19-11, 12:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,278
Posted By raydias
When I bought my 2nd house i had the builder...

When I bought my 2nd house i had the builder insulate the garage door. My previous house had no insulation and as luck would have it the garage faces the same direction. I can tell you that the...
Forum: Conservation 10-26-11, 12:26 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 92,657
Posted By raydias
I have been tracking my consumption since last...

I have been tracking my consumption since last year and have been implementing energy savings as well as looking at solar. Here are the results to date.

Bill Date Days Charge...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 08-18-11, 11:05 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 25,705
Posted By raydias
Are you going to drywall the ceiling? and...

Are you going to drywall the ceiling? and insulate it?
Forum: Solar Heating 07-28-11, 05:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 17,469
Posted By raydias
What I was thinking is if the water in your tank...

What I was thinking is if the water in your tank can be circulated through the pex during the day you could conceivable have the tank up to 120 or higher by the next day. Insulate the tank and the...
Forum: Solar Heating 07-25-11, 12:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 17,469
Posted By raydias
You could install a circulating pump to get the...

You could install a circulating pump to get the tank temp up so that you would always have hot water. something like
Shop Watts Hot Water Recirculating Pump at Lowes.com...
Forum: Solar Heating 07-11-11, 05:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 17,469
Posted By raydias
even if the attic in winter only reaches 90 it...

even if the attic in winter only reaches 90 it would preheat the water that comes from the city/well or whatever to that temp. this would still save on energy costs of heating the water.

just a...
Forum: Solar Heating 06-14-11, 01:49 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 41,214
Posted By raydias
Have you considered metal vs wood? like the home...

Have you considered metal vs wood? like the home depot Superstrut 12 guage strut channel
Product Information Page...
Forum: Solar Power 06-02-11, 12:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,853
Posted By raydias
Since i need to have 5 posts before adding the...

Since i need to have 5 posts before adding the link her is post 5
Forum: Solar Power 06-02-11, 12:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,853
Posted By raydias
Florida Power & Light - $2 per watt of the DC output of a PV system, up to $20,000

Just an FYI

Accepting Applications June 21, 2011

http://www.fpl.com/landing/solar_rebate/residential_pv.shtml

As part of a five-year pilot program authorized by the Florida Public Service...
Forum: Conservation 05-19-11, 04:52 PM
Replies: 210
Views: 56,629
Posted By raydias
My wife used to have cable until we got married...

My wife used to have cable until we got married and with NetFlix she hasn't complained about missing anything. in fact the other day we went to a friends house and got annoyed at all the commercials...
Forum: Conservation 04-16-11, 07:11 PM
Replies: 210
Views: 56,629
Posted By raydias
I bought 3 Netgear Roku boxes and the family...

I bought 3 Netgear Roku boxes and the family loves the tv and movie selection so far. We usually pick a TV series and watch all the episodes like the Stargate series. Daughter has watched the Hanna...
Forum: Conservation 04-15-11, 11:09 AM
Replies: 210
Views: 56,629
Posted By raydias
Netflix

Have you considered doing Netflix streaming instead of cable. From what I have seen from various friends they pay way too much for cable tv and get a bunch of reruns. With 1 Netflix account you can...
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