Tens years ago, in 2008 my family started a year long product to reduce how much energy we use and our bill in our new home because a ton of Greenzillas said I couldn’t until I trashed all of my conventional and came new with the house major appliances and systems and replaced them with new super duper high efficiency (and expensive) everything.
I blogged about our new habits and inexpensive energy efficient DIY projects right here on Condo Blues in the very first year of this blog. Long story short, we reduced our use by 32% and kept it that way while staying toasty warm, clean, and well fed.
And using less energy than comparable families and homes in our area – including the Energy Star rated homes of which we are not.
Until recently when natural gas bill started to creep higher. Not break the bank, we’rel going to starve high, but high enough to knock our house from constantly rating Very Good to smack dab in the middle of Good.
I wanted to figure out what’s going on because I had bragging rights on the line!
Turns out we were wasting too much energy heating water and after addressing Tips One through Three
we lowered our energy and hot water heating bill.