Conserve energy and money: Simple ways
Just curious if there are any other's who have researched, used, experimented with, or know of ideas to save money, and thereby reduce energy use.
Let's just share ideas and discuss with no disparagement.
I'll start with a couple easy ones.
Hot water heater went out so painted a tank I had black, ran water lines through roof, sealed holes. We used it for 6 months before I bought a new water heater and let roof tank preheat water during warmer months. Almost needed a pop off valve as it would get scalding hot. One reason I never built a glazed box to put it in as it would have been boiling.
I never boxed it in to keep it from freezing in winter so drained it.
An engineering friend in deep south set misters on an electric switch, to come on and off with his heat pump this year as an experiment. Showed his bill before and after. Almost cut his electric bill in half.
ETA: His bill was over $300 a month. Dropped it to high hundreds. Said was going to add more but haven't heard on that yet.
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Last edited by red oak; 12-30-2019 at 08:41 PM.