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Old 11-11-2016, 03:42 AM
 
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I have found that the best way to waste electricity is to pack at least five unrelated adults in the same dwelling unit, and to split the electricity bill equally.

If you have five (or more) living together, splitting the bill gives everyone a strong incentive to waste electricity, because every kWh that YOU use costs you only 1/5 the price of a kWh. (And it costs you even less than that for every additional person splitting the bill!)

Conversely, everyone now has a strong DISincentive to conserve electricity, because every kWh you conserve is worth to you only 1/5 the price of a kWh.
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Old 11-12-2016, 05:33 AM
 
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I'd just run some extra light bulbs. If you are heating the house run some bulbs inside. If you don't need any indoor heating then run some outdoor bulbs. For every 100W of consumption run continuously for a month you'll use roughly 70kWH.
Not anymore. Light bulbs are more efficient these days. Try playing video games.

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Old 11-13-2016, 06:14 PM
 
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Buy another freezer???
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Old 11-13-2016, 06:25 PM
 
Location: Houston/The Hague
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Thanks for the creative suggestions . Think I have a space heater somewhere, will dig that out. And, as much as possible, will use the sinks and showers that are served by the electric water heater, instead of the gas one. May plug in one or two 100w light bulbs on gfci outlets for good measure.
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Old 11-13-2016, 09:47 PM
 
Location: NNJ
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I don't know....

Instead of wasting... anyway to store it? I'm thinking a plugin electric car for commuting but of course that costs money too.
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Old 11-14-2016, 07:45 AM
 
Location: Houston/The Hague
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Hah. My wife and I work at the same office, and our commute is three miles each way. We get gas about once a month.
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Old 11-15-2016, 04:09 PM
 
Location: Eastern Washington
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I guess you can turn on the heat and leave the windows open. I think you are on about wasting some power in spring and fall, I guess you actually use enough A/C during summer, and heat during winter, to meet your minimums.
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