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Changing mercury basis thermostat to energy efficiency thermostat, sure as Programmable will save energy. Central ac unit is the single most energy consuming equipment.
The only disadvantage to programmable thermostat is we need to know how to use it. What do you expect? Yes, you can change your own thermostat, nothing special.
#3 I Fluorescent bulb is expensive, but it saves.
#4 I need to switch to this low flow shower-head
#7 is just mind blowing. This is definitely a good ideas for everyone.
Thanks for sharing, some of the info are greats.
tried the Curly bulbs? mercury! Can't throw them in a land fill we should be able to send them along with used Batteries back to the manufacture and get a rebate
oh I'm sorry the Manufacture is in China
I tried recycling started out small now the rates have jumped up isn't worth the cost soooo into one trash collection tried cutting down on Phone bill New tax appears and increase in 911 fee , water saving device now the poor city is raising the rates Turn off lights appli, unplug devices -the electric utility is losing money and wants an increase
turned down the thermostat you guessed it the Gas Co is going broke need a rate increase gone solar? the electric co wants 35$ just to have a line to the house (Just in case)
that 31$ per year savings @16 years?Gone in 5/10 years with the rate increases
Obviously, don't believe everything you read on the internet.
Lots of disinformation out there.
RE: The water saving system for under the sink..........$500 is a lot of cost plus the cost of electric versus the water that you run waiting for the hot. If you use electric near water....especially at or under a sink, PLEASE put in a GFI type receptical for safety sake.
If case you don't know, water and electricity do NOT mix well.
"The bottom line is that there is no such thing as a "safe exposure level" when it comes to mercury"
Incorrect. US Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) sets a standard of 0.05 mg/m3 of mercury vapor averaged over eight hours and errs on the side of caution.
The amount of mercury in a typical cfl is smaller than the ball in a ball point pen.
And to the other poster, it costs you nothing to recycle. Just look up a local recycling point near you and drop off your stuff.
To those of you debating ad nauseum the potential neurological harm of displaced mercury vapors from CFLs: I advise you to check to the number of amalgum fillings you have in your mouth and the date received. Nasty little neuro time bombs, slowly leaking mercury into your bloodstream for years.
Re low flow toilets......what's the difference between a potty designed for a lesser flush and a conventional one with an inserted displacement (milk jug)? Why flush after every piddle? Trouble clearing the contents of the bowl? Use one-ply TP.....or in other cases your toilet brush. I'm going to bed now. Can't believe I allowed myself to get sucked into this debate.