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:
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.