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Have you done a home improvement project aimed at making your house more energy efficient?

Response Percent Votes
Yes
 
71% 362
No
 
27% 142
I don’t know
 
0% 5
Total 509

Comments

Richard Heckler 4 years, 9 months ago

One thing was a 97% HVAC system which reduced our energy use substantially.

Jake Esau 4 years, 9 months ago

I put in an attic fan, and my power bill is now half of what it was due to less A/C use.

Richard Payton 4 years, 9 months ago

Installed new windows that were rated energy efficient.

bd 4 years, 9 months ago

High efficiency heat pump. Caluked and sealed siding , windows and trim.

mr_right_wing 4 years, 9 months ago

Being 'right wing' doesn't mean I want to waste energy!

I now only use these strange looking compact fluorescent light bulbs. I've been thinking of giving the LED light bulbs a try, I hear they're even slightly more energy efficient. (But unfortunately a bit more pricey.)

The thing I appreciate the most on a daily basis is getting a tank-less water heating system (with the hot water circulation system). Of course I suppose there is a trade-off; with inexhaustible hot water I probably take longer showers and waste a little more water. I now realize how inefficient and expensive the traditional electric hot water heater can be.

Maybe I ought to run to the store and get a low-flow shower head.........

z1nemo 4 years, 9 months ago

You really should consider trying out the new LED bulbs. They are the best thing to happen to lighting since Tommy Edison figured the whole thing out in the first place. Not only do they use just a fraction of the energy of traditional bulbs, I like the light spectrum/color temperature of the bulbs much better - it almost seems as if the light the LED's put out is much closer to natural sunlight, although I don't actually know if this is fact. The LED bulbs don't flicker either, which is one of the main complaints I have with CFLs.

They are a little more expensive though... you probably won't be rushing out to swap all your bulbs at once. But if you can afford it; hey, why not?

Just out of curiosity, why would anyone think that being right wing would mean that you were inclined to waste energy? (or waste anything????)

CLARKKENT 4 years, 9 months ago

YOU WANT TO BE CAREFUL AND NOT DO TO MUCH, AS THEN THE UTILITY COMPANY WILL RAISE RATES. NO WAY WE, THE CONSUMER, CAN WIN.

riverdrifter 4 years, 9 months ago

Wood pellet/corn stove installed 3 years ago. 97% efficient. Corn burns hotter but is high dollar this year due to corn prices, so back to the wood pellets. I might burn corn in the coldest part of the winter -depending on what ol' man winter brings.

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