Electricity bill - OT

Chad Leigh -- Shire.Net LLC chad at shire.net
Mon Feb 7 20:28:46 PST 2005

On Feb 7, 2005, at 2:14 PM, Robert Marella wrote:

> On Mon, 2005-02-07 at 17:01 +0100, Anthony Atkielski wrote:
>>   I don't know where the rest is going, but I suspect that
>> an aging electric water heater is consuming more than all the computer
>> equipment combined.
> I put a timer on my hot water heater and only run it a couple of hours
> per day. Saved about $30 per month. Of course, YMMV, I live in Hawai`i.

A lot of new-built houses in the US are installing continuous 
circulation systems for hot water, which greatly reduces the time the 
HW heater is running, since when you turn on the hot water, you get 
instantaneous hot water and don't have to run a ton of water before it 
gets hot, which reduces the amount of HW wasted.  Also, the new 
tankless HW heaters look interesting...

I run my computers all the time, but shut down the ones I rarely use.  
So my G4 and G5 are on all the time (unless I leave the house for an 
extended period) while the AMD (Windows :-( ) is off 99% of the month.  
Currently have a dual opteron FreeBSD system in the basement being 
configured, also left on for longer periods, but it is leaving to go to 
its home downtown in a day or too..


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