1. Welcome to SportsJournalists.com, a friendly forum for discussing all things sports and journalism.

    Your voice is missing! You will need to register for a free account to get access to the following site features:
    • Reply to discussions and create your own threads.
    • Access to private conversations with other members.
    • Fewer ads.

    We hope to see you as a part of our community soon!

Energy Diet Anyone?

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Lugnuts, May 10, 2008.

  1. Lugnuts

    Lugnuts Well-Known Member

    Anybody interested in going on an energy diet with me?

    Mr. Lugs said it would be 'nice' if I could knock $10 off our power bill.

    He said he'd be 'impressed' if I could knock off $20.

    He said he'd be 'shocked' if I could knock off $30.

    I want to shock. Any ideas?

    --Most of my bulbs are already florescent.
    --I'm being smarter about laundry and using cold water more.
    --I've cut out my weekly soak in the tub... it's monthly now.
    --I've unplugged everything I'm not using. (But I might start unplugging the computer for the night when I go to bed.)
  2. OnTheRiver

    OnTheRiver Active Member

    Check out the power saving options on your computer.

    Also, if you have a programmable thermostat, set the temp to go warmer when you're at work (during the summer, obviously).

    If you don't have a programmable model, go get one installed.
  3. Jack_Kerouac

    Jack_Kerouac Member

    My three tips...

    -- Wrap your hot water heater in an insulating blanket
    -- Have closed-cell foam insulation sprayed in the attic and basement to replace traditional fiberglass insulation
    -- Always buy Energy Star-certified appliances and electronic devices
  4. Norman Stansfield

    Norman Stansfield Active Member

    You're still taking showers though, right?

  5. Rough Mix

    Rough Mix Guest

    Home energy audit. Have to go but I'll be back to explain and with more ideas.
  6. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    I am so disappointed. I thought this was going to be some new thing Luggy had found that would let me lose weight on Monster drinks and sugar.
  7. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    Gotta bounce, huh? :-X

    I could not turn off my puter at night, because that's when I'm actually using it.
  8. fishwrapper

    fishwrapper Active Member

    Thermostat controlled attic fan.
  9. John

    John Well-Known Member

    If I knocked $30 off my bill, I wouldn't have a bill.

    I live by myself so it's easy to keep my bill down. Right now my TV is on, my laptop is on and a lamp is on -- that's it.
  10. DougDascenzo

    DougDascenzo Member

    Is your refrigerator running?
  11. pallister

    pallister Guest

    Whatever you do, don't move to Florida. I could sit in the dark and never turn my computer on and I'd still pay through the nose to run the A/C.
  12. Jack_Kerouac

    Jack_Kerouac Member

    That's how we are here in Atlanta, too, but the sprayed-on closed-cell foam insulation in our attic and basement has really helped a ton.
Draft saved Draft deleted

Share This Page