Energy Savings Plan with a Payback

With the ever increasing cost of energy, utility bill’s are expected  to double within the next few years, and are continually on the increase. NOW is the time to take control of your energy cost.

There are many ways to help keep down some of the cost of your energy bill’s and to remove most of the primary cost. Just by changing out your old incandescent bulbs and replacing them with CFL bulbs you would save about 75 percent of your lighting cost and that doesn’t include the savings of not replacing bulbs for several years…  And to save even more,  where able to, changing to LED lighting could cut as much as 90 percent of your lighting cost. But remember, this is only your lighting cost and not your total electric billing.

If you can make the investment, to save more on your total billing,  consider switching to energy star appliances throughout your home.

Some great and inexpensive ways to save on heating and cooling energy costs are to seal cracks and leaks in your heating and cooling systems,  clean or replace any filters, clean your outside unit (heat exchanger), and shade it from the sun (without blocking the air flow).  Other saving tips for your furnace are to have the  “A”  coil cleaned and the  freon charge checked by a qualified HVAC technician.  Make sure all windows are closed and locked, as well as sealed where possible, for less air leakage and temperature losses.

Another considerable investment would be to install motion detectors and timers in appropriate locations to save expenses over time,  but some of the best ways to save are to change habits which is also one of the hardest things to do for most of us.. BUT the savings would make it all worth while.  As long as you keep going forward, you can’t go backward.

Best to all–Calvin Allen

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Calvin graduated from Mineral Area College, majoring in Electronics, Physics and Math. He has worked at Westinghouse Electric as a design engineer for 3-phase transformers and Quality control of built product and at Callaway Nuclear Plant in start-up support and Materials Engineering, Electrical division. He has had owned his own business in electrical and communications for over 20 years and has built several homes as a general contractor. However his biggest interest is in providing Alternative Resources of Energy for rural homes and industries at a reasonable non cost-prohibited expense to customers. Calvin also had a small greenhouse business to help fund his college education and continued to do greenhouse and gardening for a added income through out the years.. Loves to garden and work with plant care. Calvin also did several years of electronic service and repair of Electronic equipment on hybrid and tube type of equipment. Calvin still studies about organic chemistry and other alternative energy services and supply solutions. Currently working on some inexpensive DIY collectors from 4 inch schedule 35 pvc with spray adhesive and alluvium foil to heat water or antifreeze for heating system.. Will show work as completed.

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