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Old 08-07-11, 07:48 PM   #1
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Hello everyone,

Found this site through Ecomodder and just wanted to say hello! I look forward to seeing what I can do around my parent's house and learn from this forum!

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Old 08-07-11, 08:34 PM   #2
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Welcome to the site Impulse. Did you have any ideas on where you'd like to start?
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Old 08-07-11, 10:06 PM   #3
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Thanks Daox! Honestly I have no idea where to start. Just finished reading your mower EV thread haha.(Great work btw!) I am sure once I get through reading most of the forum I will have lots of ideas though.

The only downside is that I have moved across the Country and moved back in with my folks to help them out as they are getting older and have a massive garden to deal with.(Grow their own Vegetables for food and dahlias & gladiolus for show) I will be trying to get my father to switch from his regular light bulbs to more efficient ones for starters lol. And from there who knows

I look forward to the massive amount of reading ahead of me lol
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Old 08-08-11, 12:53 PM   #4
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Aren't the old bulbs banned now or is that just a BC thing? I can't buy them here anymore.

I'd just start swapping the old ones out as they die if he's going to put up a fight. If he doesn't overly care then just slowly switch them over. Most people don't even notice if you go with a bulb of the same color
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Old 08-08-11, 01:52 PM   #5
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Welcome to ER

I'll add that the biggest bang for the buck is replacing those bulbs which see the longest on-time. This may be the livingroom/den, kitchen, or porch (if that gets turned on for the whole night, as is the case in my Mom's neighborhood).

Oh, and a power strip with an off switch for the electronics! That might save you as much as replacing a few bulbs, and for cheaper

Since your folks are into gardening, then I presume that they've got composting and harvesting rainwater covered?

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