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Old 11-10-2015, 02:17 PM
bistander bistander is offline
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Originally Posted by maddriver View Post
Hey guys
I have a small farm. I receive huge bills for the electricity. What are the easiest ways to reduce the energy consumption? I do not have solar panels.
Have you done an energy audit? Get a Killawatt meter, measure and record all usage. Lay it all out so you can see where you should concentrate effort for highest savings versus investment to improve efficiency or cut waste. It helps to write down the value each watt-hour provides.

Turning off lights and appliances when not in use is easy and will help. Do lots of little things which don't cost. Put your investment where you get the biggest return. Example might be switching electric heat/air to gas or go geothermal.

Solutions are personal depending on particular location and operation and/or lifestyle. You need to look at the big picture like 20 or even 30 years for ROI.

You'll find the real free energy is that which you no longer waste.

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