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Old 02-05-2016, 08:27 AM   #7 (permalink)
Frank Lee
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Originally Posted by jamesqf View Post
LEDs are even better. And you know what? My power bill went from about $60/month 15 years ago to around $40 now. 20 bucks will buy half a dozen LED bulbs at Home Depot.
My electric "cooperative" would punish you for conserving. In fact, they've already done that to me- and the three other members that have small usage. It's probably my own fault; I went to a coop meeting once and let it be known how I save so much energy. Within a year they restructured the billing system such that now the monthly connection fee is triple the cost of the power I use! So much for their <government imposed> monthly newsletter that says conserve conserve conserve.

Now my monthly usage is 1/3 what it was 25 years ago when I moved in and started my account. And I still run quite a few incandescents. No LEDs. A few CFLs.
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