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Old 10-16-14, 08:34 PM   #1
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Default Hello all from Alaska (well, Texas for now).

My wife, son and I are renters. We move every 2-3 years because of occupation. But, we're always looking at saving a buck! Currently, we're in a 2 bedroom apartment and have a pretty decent electricity bill. Last month's was 578kwhs. I've since made some improvements that I think will help, including surge protectors/power strips, only using one light bulb instead of multiple ones per room, only using a/c when absolutely necessary, filling the empty fridge space, and using lower fan settings.

Can't wait to learn more!

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Old 10-17-14, 07:54 AM   #2
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Welcome to the site!

Doing things as a renter is a little more difficult, but definitely not impossible. Air sealing is very important. Using removable caulks and window film, and things like that can really help and are only temporary.
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Old 10-18-14, 05:29 PM   #3
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Well you're doing very well on the Kw usage - just think...when you move to AK again you probably won't need the A/C - chop off another 250kw lol. I was 'stationed' in AK in '78 to '80 and if it weren't for being property of the US ARMY-- I may have stayed there - instead I was sent to Germany - which wasn't all that bad either - 'cept for the property of US ARMY part Check out my posts to utilizethe heat produced from compressors and/or Wood Stoves to heat your water in the future. good luck to you all ....stay ahead of the curve

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