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Forum: EcoRenovator Blog Discussion 08-09-21, 11:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,489
Posted By ME_Andy
I think the way this is going to play out in the...

I think the way this is going to play out in the long term is vehicle-to-grid becomes a common, reliable way to back up renewables. We're already starting to see that with the new F150 providing v2g.
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 07-31-21, 10:26 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 19,140
Posted By ME_Andy
The real reason I'm excited to write is that...

The real reason I'm excited to write is that we're moving again soon. Rather than sell the previous houses, we're starting to build up a little collection of rentals. Given the home price surge in...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 07-31-21, 10:17 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 19,140
Posted By ME_Andy
It has been a long time since I've posted. The...

It has been a long time since I've posted. The family has grown by one and we moved once, downsizing from 1950 sf to 1450 sf. Being smaller and two story, I figured utility bills would drop. But,...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 03-25-20, 09:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,156
Posted By ME_Andy
Hopefully you are wrong about the TX summer...

Hopefully you are wrong about the TX summer getting hotter... Again... But you probably won't be.

We've downsized to a 1400sf house. I will have to look at installing another solar system on this...
Forum: Conservation 12-07-19, 11:31 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 22,991
Posted By ME_Andy
You must drive a lot. 120V has been good enough...

You must drive a lot. 120V has been good enough for us for the last two years. DW commutes about 40 mi/day in a Leaf.
Forum: Conservation 08-16-19, 11:00 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 22,991
Posted By ME_Andy
Any idea what the all-in cost for Ben's truck...

Any idea what the all-in cost for Ben's truck project was? It seemed like a surprisingly easy project
Forum: Conservation 08-16-19, 10:59 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 22,991
Posted By ME_Andy
Wow, that's great to hear about Ford. I'll be...

Wow, that's great to hear about Ford. I'll be watching to see if they can match Tesla battery cost and performance. I guess Ford's build quality will be more consistent.
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 08-15-19, 01:22 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 19,140
Posted By ME_Andy
The fiberglass kind is worse. And even cheaper...

The fiberglass kind is worse. And even cheaper than 2/$3, I think
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 08-13-19, 10:58 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 19,140
Posted By ME_Andy
I had a feeling that would be Jeff's opinion....

I had a feeling that would be Jeff's opinion. There's an interesting chart here to look up exactly what your filter stops. I'm not convinced TruBlu was even catching most dog hair.
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Forum: Renovations & New Construction 08-11-19, 10:26 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 19,140
Posted By ME_Andy
K&N reusable air filters

I took the plunge and bought two, infinitely reusable K&N home air filters. The cost was something like $130 but we'll worth it, IMo. They should pay for themselves in about 3 years. They're very...
Forum: Conservation 08-11-19, 10:16 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 22,991
Posted By ME_Andy
It's just a matter of time until the "Big 3"...

It's just a matter of time until the "Big 3" become the "Legacy 3" or something like that, imo.

I'm guessing the guts of that Ford e-truck are actually Rivian, seeing as how Ford bought a $500M...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 05-24-19, 07:26 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 19,140
Posted By ME_Andy
I don't know what you mean...

I don't know what you mean...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 05-11-19, 09:41 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 19,140
Posted By ME_Andy
Found a new little trick to keep us cool at...

Found a new little trick to keep us cool at night. Our bedroom ceiling fan is in the center of the room. It blew on our feet. We now sleep upside-down so our upper bodies are under the air stream.
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 05-04-19, 11:39 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 19,140
Posted By ME_Andy
@elhigh thanks. I don't track the numbers too...

@elhigh thanks. I don't track the numbers too closely but our electric this month was $33. Last year it was $72. Some of the differences are a 3.66kW solar system, more computers running at home, and...
Forum: Conservation 03-26-19, 11:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,724
Posted By ME_Andy
True Blue is the particular brand that looks...

True Blue is the particular brand that looks questionable to me.
Forum: Conservation 03-23-19, 10:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,724
Posted By ME_Andy
The K&N house filters look like they would...

The K&N house filters look like they would certainly provide better filtering than some of the cheaper, disposable filters. Some of those have visible gaps.

Agree that K&N auto filters usually...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 03-22-19, 10:27 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 19,140
Posted By ME_Andy
My small step today was putting some insulation...

My small step today was putting some insulation over the attic stairs. This is the $40 Amazon kit I got. Very easy to install.
...
Forum: Conservation 03-19-19, 07:41 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 22,991
Posted By ME_Andy
I'm with you. The Elon twitter drama is having...

I'm with you. The Elon twitter drama is having more of an effect on the stock price than the forward progress they are making.

There are lots of other manufacturers coming out with EVs but they...
Forum: Conservation 03-17-19, 02:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,724
Posted By ME_Andy
Great idea! Think I will get some

Great idea! Think I will get some
Forum: Solar Power 01-21-19, 03:22 PM
Replies: 745
Views: 214,349
Posted By ME_Andy
I'm curious, what month do you guys hit peak...

I'm curious, what month do you guys hit peak power? We haven't seen more than 3.33 kW from our nominal 3.66kW system yet, but Nov/Dec probably aren't the best months. It would be cool to hit...
Forum: Solar Power 01-20-19, 04:44 PM
Replies: 745
Views: 214,349
Posted By ME_Andy
Our December was 333 kWh from a 3.66 kW system....

Our December was 333 kWh from a 3.66 kW system. It looks like the average is about 90-95 kWh of production per kW of panel, at least between myself and where2 in November/December.
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 09-22-18, 09:16 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 19,140
Posted By ME_Andy
The Tesla solar panels are alive! ABB inverter...

The Tesla solar panels are alive! ABB inverter and 3.66 kW of Hanwha Q-cells.

https://preview.ibb.co/emZBz9/inverter.jpg

https://preview.ibb.co/gH2ye9/panels.jpg

I was originally bummed out...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 09-02-18, 12:50 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 19,140
Posted By ME_Andy
Annual maintenance

This was the first time I've really looked around the attic. There's a big, fluffy pile of insulation through most of the attic, but a plywood walkway near the AC ducts. I think there's spray foam...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 07-29-18, 08:31 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 19,140
Posted By ME_Andy
Some small work... Planting a juniper that will...

Some small work... Planting a juniper that will eventually grow to 4' dia x 20' tall, to shade our AC in this blistering Texas heat.http://i67.tinypic.com/2kjz1c.jpg
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 07-29-18, 12:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,645
Posted By ME_Andy
I guess I'm confused about wanting to run the AC...

I guess I'm confused about wanting to run the AC while heating the floor.
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