Wow! I am being punished for being accountable toward our capabilities to save money, energy and Earth!
The previous owners of my 1942 Ranch style house, 4 rooms (2 bedrooms, 1 Kitchen, 1 Living room) and one bathroom, needed over 1,200 gallons of oil per year to heat this small house (600 square feet) and make domestic hot water.
I immediately went to work and took actions to save Big Time. No rocket science, just using the data and equipment we already have to save money, energy and Earth. See the actions I took in images below:
First I changed the thermostat to a Multi-Set Back Thermostat. My Oil company told me, "That thing will cost you more money for oil in the long run. Don't use it!"
Second, I put in a separate Hot Water Heater that used Natural Gas.
Third, I wrapped all the Hot Water pipes with insulated foam. See image below, left side.
As of now I have used as little as 250 gallons of oil in comparison to the previous owners of the house who used 1,200 gallons of oil per year.
Updated Blog Post - From EnergyHotwire.com to GoingTrueGreen.com
Bill Lauto, at GoingTrueGreen.com
International Sustainability and Energy Consultant
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