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Old 05-09-13, 08:02 AM   #21
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Cats have excellent night vision. No need for the light in the garage.
In general true, but the grandma cat of the house begs to differ. The proof is in the piddling -- or lack thereof.

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Old 06-28-13, 02:07 PM   #22
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I just had a home energy audit performed on my house and the phantom load that really surprised me was my desktop calculator. It drew 1 watt {per Kill-A-Watt meter} when turned off and 4 to 5 when in use, printer function on. I unplugged it right after I calculated 24 * 365 = 8760, or 8.76 kWh of power annually mostly wasted since I only use it to balance my checkbook once a month. Ok, I know that in my area, that works out to about $1.30/annually, but it's $1.30 that I get no value from.

It's amazing what you can find with one of those infrared "guns" the auditor carries around!
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Old 09-10-13, 12:49 PM   #23
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I am posting this in this thread as well as its own so its easier to find. Its really a great site that has power consumption data for different electronics. I stumbled across it while researching energy efficient wireless routers. You can also add entries for whatever you have too. Very cool idea!

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I used to turn off/unplug devices. I can attest to the lazy part. It got old after a few months. A timer switch would be nice to have for something like this. Any ideas?
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Here are a bunch of ideas.

http://ecorenovator.org/forum/conser...g-devices.html

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