Your Energy Watchdog
Disclosing privileged Energy & Environmental saving details since 1982.
   

By Just changing light bulbs and/or one inefficient major appliance, you will not only save yourself money, but drums of oil for America!

One high efficient energy saving bulb, over its lifetime, saves almost half a drum of oil!
Below is an example of a house that realizes an electric bill savings of $ 762.28 in one year after implementing some recommended steps. The total yearly energy savings was well over $1,400.00 when all the energy saving steps we recommended were taken.

Payback for the entire investment cost that obtained these savings was less than 2 years!
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This energy saving chart below is from an Energy Audit done in the late 1980's.
And the savings have been there year after year.

 Previous Energy use

 Electric cost

 Investment

 Savings

   

 New Present Energy use

 New Electric cost

 Investment

 Savings

* Cost of buying new bulbs is significantly lower today. Thus, payback is much sooner!
 Kitchen: 3 - 75 watt
incandescents floods
Avg. Use: 4 hrs. / night
 Electric cost $45.99 a year  
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Same Kitchen: 3 - 18 watt
Compact Fluorescent floods
New lower
Electric cost
$16.55 per year
 $36.75
cost to buy
new bulbs*
 
$29.44 saved
per year
 TV room:
1 - 150 watt
2 - 75 watt
Avg. Use: 5 hrs. / night
 Electric cost  of $76.75 per  year  

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  Same TV room:
1 - 26 watt
2 - 18 watt
Compact Fluorescent bulbs
New lower
Electric cost 
$15.84 per year
 $37.25
cost to buy
new bulbs*
 
$60.91 saved
per year
 2 Bedrooms:
2 - 75 watt
4 - 100 watt
Avg. Use: 4 hrs. / day
 Electric cost  of $112.42  per year  
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        Same 2 Bedrooms:
2 - 18 watt
4 - 23 watt
Compact Fluorescent bulbs
New lower
Electric cost
$26.16 per year
 $93.50
cost to buy
new bulbs*
 
$86.26 saved
per year
 Master Bedroom:
2 - 150 watt
4 - 75 watt
Avg. Use: 2 hrs. / day
 Electric cost  of $61.32
 per year
 
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    Same Master Bedroom:
2 - 26 watt
4 - 18 watt
Compact Fluorescent bulbs
New lower
Electric cost
$12.67 per year
 $67.00
cost to buy
new bulbs*
 
$48.65 saved
per year
 
You may not have a Box freezer in your basement, but do you have an extra unit in your garage like the one below?
 Outside Lights:
2 - 75 watt
2 - 100 watt
Avg. Use:12 hrs./ night
 Electric cost  of $214.62  per year  
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      Same Outside Lights:
2 - 18 watt
2 - 23 watt
Compact Fluorescent bulbs
New lower
Electric cost $50.28 per year
 $70.50
cost to buy
new bulbs*

 
$164.34 saved
per year

Foyer:
1- 250 watt quartz bulb
Floor Lamp on a Timer.
Avg. Use: 9 hrs. / night
 Electric cost  of $114.97  per year  
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Same Foyer:
3 Light Level Torchiere Floor Lamp. Max. 55 watts equal to 250 watts of light
New lower
Electric cost $25.29 per year
 $59.80
cost to buy
new fixture with bulbs
$89.68 saved per year. Savings from buying less quartz bulbs not shown
 Extra Box Freezer in basement. Used for a few parties. Currently had only 3 items inside. Approx.  Electric cost  of $295.00  per year  
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      Shut & unplug Box Freezer:
Put 3 current items in kitchen's refrigerator / freezer.
 New lower
Electric cost $12.00 per year**
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Just unplug!
$283.00 saved
per year
 
TOTALS:
TOTAL Old ELECTRIC COST $921.07 per year.
 
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TOTALS with energy
saving recommendations:
New Total Electric Cost only:
$158.79 per year
 TOTAL Investment Cost: $364.48
TOTAL Savings $762.28 per year!***

MAKE AMERICA
ENERGY INDEPENDENT;
WE HAVE THE TECHNOLOGY !

How We Waste

** On 15 days total for the year. 5 days per party. Family has about 3 large parties a year.
Plug in for parties only! Then unplug again!
The above calculations are based upon a 14 cents Kilowatt rate and the hours of operation shown.
***Payback on investment:
5 months, 3 weeks!