Linked by Howard Fosdick on Tue 2nd Aug 2011 22:18 UTC
Editorial Your computer is an important energy consumer in your home. Can you save energy when using it? This article offers a few tips.
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Comment by smashIt
by smashIt on Tue 2nd Aug 2011 23:33 UTC
smashIt
Member since:
2005-07-06

great article, but there are more severe problems you can find with a wattmeter (not voltmeter as stated in the article)

and some times there are simple means to solve them

for instance:
adding extra insulation to a boiler can reduce power-consumption significantly

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RE: Comment by smashIt
by kaiwai on Wed 3rd Aug 2011 00:28 in reply to "Comment by smashIt"
kaiwai Member since:
2005-07-06

great article, but there are more severe problems you can find with a wattmeter (not voltmeter as stated in the article)

and some times there are simple means to solve them

for instance:
adding extra insulation to a boiler can reduce power-consumption significantly


True, and use night-store rates so that you're not heating up water during the day when the peak power prices are high; that combined with a good insulation around the broiler has helped me save a few dollars each month.

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RE[2]: Comment by smashIt
by Neolander on Wed 3rd Aug 2011 08:49 in reply to "RE: Comment by smashIt"
Neolander Member since:
2010-03-08

So these rates actually work ? ;) I see why electricity companies make electricity cheaper at night, but I've always wondered if it was an effective way to make people turn power-savvy devices on at night.

Anyway, if I may add my own computer-unrelated advice... During the winter, make sure that heaters only heat when you are at home, and heat up less during the night. One actually sleeps better if the house is at 15-17°C, although you get cold mornings as a counterpart.

Edited 2011-08-03 08:49 UTC

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