Friday, September 18, 2009

Cape Light Compact



I have been lucky enough to be chosen to be part of a new program from Cape Light Program. Wednesday a man came and hooked me up! I am now able to see what my electric use is. I am new to it, just getting myself signed in and started today and I am already not happy to see it spike as I am doing my first load of laundry. The dryer is not even running yet. I went from a green happy face(you are using less than other peeps in your group) to red-WTF are you doing sucking down the power lady!

It allows me to set a goal of how much I would like to save:

5%-easy

10%-moderate

15-20% difficult

I am interested in anything to help us save power. I had to answer a load of questions about what the heck is going on around here. I was surprised to find that I don't really know.

How many loads of laundry do I do?? A million? I have other people living here and I don't know what they do either.

It also asked what kind of water heater I have? Electricity thirsty? Direct or Indirect heated? NO clue- anyone who what the heck this is?

In a perfect world I would have curly Q light bulbs everywhere and solar panels on the roof. Someday.

I will try to keep you up on how this is going. I am supposed to get hints on ways to save and rebates to try to update non-energy star items. I would love to replace my 1970 freezer and dishwasher but that is down the road.

Off to unplug something to get this reading down-Damn!



I updated this post with a little view of what I can see. 2:36pm is my washing machine just revving up with smelly socks-UGH! A necessary evil I guess.

2 comments:

FBF said...

That is pretty figgin' cool!

"Gotta have your priorities..." lol

Melting Mama said...

What do they want in the end from you? Aside from putting out a line to dry your clothes and shutting all the lights off? Is there a goal for you?

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