When you take a break of more than about 10 minutes from your computer turn it off. Although it may go into standby mode it’s still using electricity.
Simply speaking if you convert to solar you decrease on your electrical needs from your local power company. Which in turn means lower bill, going green and living off the grid.
Whenever your home improvement work requires the use of the street, inform your neighbors as far in advance as you can. You might have to block the road or keep a dumpster in the yard or on the street. Giving your neighbors plenty of warning will be appreciated.
After moving off the boat and into a house, I was totally taken aback when our first electric bill came. My first thought was that it was high because we used all that electricity in the move in and set up. The second and third bills were also high. I unplugged everything that I could and made sure things were turned off when possible. I replaced all the incandescent light bulbs with compact fluorescent bulbs and LED bulbs. An electrician friend checked the place for any problems that could be the cause of what I though was a high bill. Nothing outrageous was found. The house just used a lot more electricity than I liked.
You walk into a lawn furniture shop and you are immediately pounced on by three salespersons. Each is more than happy show you the top of the line outdoor set with the matching bird feeders that run on solar power for that perfect after dinner drink under the stars.
The 12 volt system does 4 things for us. First, our electric bill is lower. Second, we have lights when there is a power outage. Third, my trolling motor batteries are always charged and ready to go. Fourth, and last, it drives the guy next door nuts (that is worth it by itself).
If you will be hiring a professional, it is best to look for the best price quotes on home improvements. In this way, you will be able to anticipate the possible rates and charges, which will enable you to prepare the required amount. Get quotes from more than one tradesman.
You have climbed the corporate ladder and poured years of sweat and tears into this company and they didn’t care about your devotion to them. They’ve squeezed all the blood out of you that they could, and then one day they told you to clear out your office because they don’t need you anymore.