Thursday, May 20

Energy Bill Shows Solar Drop - Awesome

Utility Bill Shows Solar Savings
Just got my second springtime utility bill and the drop was so much the meter reader installed a new meter! Yup. I've only blotted out my account number, payment, and address.  The bars tell it all. From last May through September, I had a pool pump running almost 24/7, plus a/c with solar cooking. Our December through February was C-O-L-D and heating took a heavy toll. I'm old and have chosen comfort in my retirement, with occasional solar cooking. Then, I started solar cooking in earnest at the end of February-early March. April and May show the drop with warmer days and solar cooking.  I think it's worth it. Don't you?

21 comments:

  1. That's great! I've got to get better organized and find a good place to set up the ovens to do that here.

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  2. Awesome - I've got mine out today, but I've been neglecting it this year. Need to get back in the habit.

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  3. you are sooo right.....i need to get to other blogs more often. i am so busy but that really is not an excuse. i am going to start setting aside an hour or so to do just that every evening. as soon as i find the time! haha!! i really am going to do this!

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  4. Wow! The numbers say it all :)

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  5. This is awesome! You have got to get me the sources you would recommend for a portable solar cooker!

    I want to use it at home but especially when we go camping this June.

    Email me at ihtractormom@gmail.com

    We would even consider making one...

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  6. Got to love seeing results. Do you cook all your meals solar? Details please.

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  7. @Chile: It will all fall into place.

    @POH: Yeah, it's like anything else, you maintain the habit. Low bills is my spur.

    @jaz: Nice to see your pumpkin here and that you do get out to play!

    @Sarah: Yup, that's when the reality sinks in, when you get the bill and they keep sending out new meters! Haha.

    @Tractor Mom: I've sent you a response.

    @Lori: No, I don't cook all the time in the solar oven but I use it as often as possible when there's a sunny day. It's so easy that I don't even think about it. But, I combine all my kitchen appliances and the solar oven is simply another one. Because it really does affect the utility bill, I use it more often than anything else and really want others to enjoy the advantages.

    @Christina: Love seeing that meterman making the trip; heeheehee

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  8. Wow, that's awesome! It never occurred to me to do something like that. Do you like it?

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  9. Congrats! That's great.

    Oh, and thanks for visiting my blog and voting for it! I really appreciate it!

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  10. Wow, that's awesome! I'd never heard of solar cooking before, but I sure love a good low electric bill (especially since I live in Florida where the A/C jacks up the bill this time of year). I'm going to have to read more about this! Thanks for stopping by my blog for my SITS Day today, I really appreciate it!

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  11. Wow! That's pretty convincing stuff! Over time, the savings really must be quite profound.

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  12. That is fantastic! Just all around good.

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  13. @DebraJoy - I love it. Been doing it for about five years, now, and I'm constantly amazed at the results...
    @CherylD - Come back and see me sometime...
    @Elizabeth a.k.a.TAM - Please come back and get the latest on solar cooking and then spread the news in FLA...
    @Anali - The savings really start to show in a few more months, when I start getting bills with No Charges. Yup...
    @UnknownMami - Thanks. You should try it.

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