One thing I don’t have is sky high electric bills.
I attacked our energy consumption as a project. Our lifestyle is unchanged. Instead of paying $150, $250 and more a month for electricity like my neighbors, my bill runs $35 to $55 per month.
I did not want to give up my hot tub. That took some work but it is now completely solar powered, including the circulating pump.
My amortization goal was one year to payback on investment. I met that goal. I did not spend tens of thousands of dollars to get this all done.
That’s impressive - you should write a book.
Please explain how you did that because I would like to emulate your success, and I am sure that many others would as well. With domestic paybacks running in the multi decade region, you might have achieved a miracle.
One year payback? That’s hard to believe. Every energy project I’ve seen has 10 or 15 year payback (or much worse). You must have had an energy-hog of a home and were able to pluck some low-hanging energy fruit.
I, on the other hand, want to plunder the planet for all her resources (sarc). I want to run my air conditioners (plural) to maintain 65 degrees (I leave them on for my dogs), run my heater with my windows open, go for a drive, just because I feel like it. Have my TV come on instantly, (actually it is already on 18 hours a day), leave the TV or radio on, FOR MY DOGS, when no one else is home, Not to mention two computers (”sleep mode” NEVER), run my huge freezer, rerun my dryer just to fluff the clothes, Wash em twice if they sit too long, leave my outside lights on (just in case) (I do use CFL’s though and motion sensors), run the fan in my livingroom 24/7, leave the florescent under cabinet lights on 24/7 for those unexpected nightly trips, run my water bed heater 24/7, take as long and hot of a shower as often as I want to (cave people are smelly), .......etc.
I want to produce and use as much energy as I want to. We HAVE the coal, oil, natural gas, and nuclear (or nucular) resources for hundreds if not THOUSANDS of years. DOMESTIC energy production produces THOUSANDS (maybe millions) of high paying jobs, including all the secondary jobs it produces, trucking, road construction, retail, etc. NOT TO MENTION, all the money that STAYS HERE in the U.S.A. instead of financing Muslim terrorists trying to kill us.
THIS is the attitude to have, NOT to try the liberal way out, (conservation). Conservation WON'T WORK, and is TOTALLY UNNECESSARY.
Well bro you got my attention. One yr payback. Sounds like a well thought out plan and excucuted perfectly .
Serious I am tired of high power bills and I am afraid of the just going thru the roof.