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Old 08-25-2009, 11:48 PM   #1
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Old 08-26-2009, 03:32 AM   #2
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So I spend $10 a year by not runnign around unplugging and plugging my stuff in everytime I want to use it.

Money well spent.


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Old 08-26-2009, 08:16 AM   #3
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Good video Wall. Thanx for sharing.

I thought the savings was more than that. I can't imagine powering down everything all the time for less than a buck a month savings.

I am interested in that Kill A Watt device though. I'd like to calculate some of my electronics that claim X of KW a year just to see how much I'm ACTUALLY using running those.

Of course our electricity company is a city owned municipality who is allowed to run ganster on us. They encourage us to save energy. So when enough of us do they say they have to raise the rates because too many of us AREN'T using enough electricity.
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I watched one of these programs about this the other day and they was coming out with some serious bullcrap. Saying that TV's pull 60w when on standy and Amps pull 150w on standy and so on. I dont have one tv in the house that pulls more than 1w in stanby. Some are as low as 0.3-0.5w. I could leave everything on in this house on stanby for less than it cost to run a 20w bulb all day everyday.
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Old 08-26-2009, 08:22 AM   #5
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AKA, phantom load. The only person I ever met that was concerned about it has a total solar electric home. He's off the highway so far the power co. wanted thousands to run a line to him so he went solar. He has a master switch by the door. On the way out each day they kill the power to the whole house until they get home again.

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