[tabi] Re: Ways to lower your energy bill - Sunday,

  • From: "Darla J. Rogers" <djrogers0628@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 16 Nov 2010 12:04:38 -0500

Great ideas, Chip I'll do anything I need to for energy efficiency; we already 
have a talking programmable thermostat and compact fluroscent lights in all the 
newer lamps, but I'd need to get about 15 or so, for the rest of the house, so 
I try to be very vigillant about making sure lights are turned off when people 
leave, but I dcon't, as some blind people do, usually sit in the dark unless I 
have a severe headache.

Darla


  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Allison and Chip Orange 
  To: tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
  Sent: Sunday, November 14, 2010 9:24 PM
  Subject: [tabi] Re: Ways to lower your energy bill - Sunday, 


  it's pretty tough on renters, because almost everything you can do, other 
than changing your thermostat (other than Robert that is), involves spending 
money on appliances and the house, which you can't really do, and can very 
seldom get the owner to do.  There is a program called LIHEAP which does help 
those near the poverty line with their energy bills, regardless of whether your 
a renter or an owner, and I think receiving SSDI or SSI may automatically 
qualify you for it.  call the city and ask about LIHEAP (low income home energy 
assistance program).

  I will try and find info on this, but I recall some business advertising that 
they could do something to your windows (sealing them, or putting a film on 
them), to make them more energy efficient, without you having to spend too much 
money.  There was an article recently pointing out the rising per centage of 
your electricity which is used by TVs stereos computers, and other home 
electronics; especially when they're in a stand by mode, waiting to be 
activated.  so, if you have something like a large screen tv, which is very 
warm even when you're not watching it, then maybe consider unplugging it.

  Also, ask the city if an energy audit is offered to renters; maybe they can 
find places to add weather stripping say, and other changes, which aren't 
expensive, but which make a big difference.

  hth,

  Chip


  hth,

  Chip






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  From: tabi-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:tabi-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf 
Of Darla J. Rogers
  Sent: Sunday, November 14, 2010 8:35 PM
  To: tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  Subject: [tabi] Re: Ways to lower your energy bill - Sunday, 


  Hi Lynn,

  Hmm; sounds good.  Maybe we renters can find some tips that we can use, too.

  Darla


    ----- Original Message ----- 
    From: Lynn Evans 
    To: tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
    Sent: Sunday, November 14, 2010 7:25 PM
    Subject: [tabi] Ways to lower your energy bill - Sunday, 


    Hello gang: 

    Just in time for the energy debate. It's Kim Komando's cool site of the day!


    /14/2010 


    Winter is on the way. For many people that means increased energy use to 
combat the cold. And that means you're spending more money.

    Using energy more efficiently can help save you money. But figuring out how 
to be more efficient is tough. Fortunately, you don't have to do it alone.

    Microsoft has an energy-calculating site called Hohm. Just enter your 
house's street address. Hohm will pull its estimated energy use based on public 
records. You can also enter more specific information for a better estimate.

    Hohm provides an energy cost breakdown. That helps you see where your 
energy is going. It then offers some helpful solutions. That includes current 
tax credits for replacing inefficient appliances. Or it might suggest 
procedures for sealing up air leaks. There are dozens of things you can try.

    You will need to sign in to get the solutions. However, it only requires a 
free Microsoft Live account. If you have a Hotmail account you can use that.

    www.microsoft-hohm.com

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