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Old 04-15-2012, 10:37 AM
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RedylC94, I didn't know you were in an accident. May I ask what happened ?
Yes.
On Dec. 16, I used my touring bike on a 20-mile local errand. At the very end of that ride, in the parking lot right in front of my abode, I cut a U-turn a bit too tight. The front tire skidded outward.
Results: Clavicle smashed into several pieces, several broken ribs (some in multiple locations), "flail chest," contusion on lung, surgery to patch clavicle, edema of hand, brachial plexus injury, fingers nearly paralyzed, and adhesive capsulitis of shoulder. By now, the bones seem to be healed and fingers are back up to roughly half normal strength. The swelling and capsulitis still persist.

Unable to drive, I walked to the emergency room. Surgeon has repeatedly commented that most less fit people with the same injuries would've been intubated in ICU.
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Re: Lowest electric bill ever.

That sounds like a bad accident!! I'm glad you're "ok" but hope you continue to improve.
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Re: Lowest electric bill ever.

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3/2012 is in: 16.03kWh/day. Last year was 19.83kWh/day.

A 30 day bill at 481kWh, under 500kWh again!
INATM,
Serious improvement yet again.
You'll pass me soon.

My April bill arrived & a bit of a mixed bag. 902kwh for 2 months.
15.02 avg. daily.
I'm up big from last year. Not a surprise though.
Our new hobby of baking breads and pizza is running my bill up.
But its worth it. Not wasted.
Baking season is coming to an end soon. Plus were combining the oven with multiple loaves at once.
Heating was shut since 4/14.
About 12kwh or less daily since then.

Added more CR6 LED downlights.
They are really working well. My payback on some is getting longer as I added them to less used places.
Quality of light is much better than my CFL's.
Cannot estimate real annual savings yet since most LED's are recent installed.
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Re: Lowest electric bill ever.

I was looking for information on the net and I figured the folks on this site may be the most informed about cost saving improvements to a home.

Looking at replacing the AC in a 12 year old home and trying to decide if I should go with 16 - 17 seer central AC (split system) or Geothermal. They state that it can save 70% in electric costs, but not sure how accurate that actually is. Anyone out there have real world savings using Geothermal?
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what part of the country are you in?

In Central Florida we use well water circulated thru the condenser coils, quite a big savings but occasionally we have to clean the deposits off, plus corrosion issues. In South Florida solar water heaters were common, I have not seen one in years and hot water is a big expense for a family with kids.
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We have a solar water heater on our house in Ormond Beach, and had one when we lived in Fort Lauderdale. This time I also added a solar powered attic fan. For the money the fan is a heavy hitter. The attic temps dropped 50 degrees at the height of the day. Since the AC ducts run through the attic the house is much more comfortable.

A peeve of mine is the combining of all renewable energy systems in one lump. Making hot water, pumping out hot air is something the sun does very well, and inexpensively.
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what part of the country are you in?

In Central Florida we use well water circulated thru the condenser coils, quite a big savings but occasionally we have to clean the deposits off, plus corrosion issues. In South Florida solar water heaters were common, I have not seen one in years and hot water is a big expense for a family with kids.

In AZ, and the type of system I was looking at only uses the cool temps in the ground to disipate the heat, although probably the same pricipal as what you are doing. How much of a decrease did you notice when you switched to this system?
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Re: Lowest electric bill ever.

Well. I have my lowest electric bill ever, by far.

It's a mistake.

$10.77, 51 kWh for the month of April.
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Well. I have my lowest electric bill ever, by far.

It's a mistake.

$10.77, 51 kWh for the month of April.
Shame.

Do you still have human meter readers? I had a human over-read ours by 200kWh one month (probably mentioned earlier on this thread).
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Mine was 3.3 kWh for 62 days. $62 for 62 days. My heat and hot water is NG. 51 is getting up there. Glad it is you and not me. H
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