We did 23 projects for our "Half" program -- below are the eight projects with the lowest initial costs and fastest paybacks.
These eight projects cost $380 total
Reduce CO2 emissions by over 5 tons per year
These particular projects may not be
applicable to you, or may not work as well for you, but the point is that
most of us will be able to identify a few projects that cost very little and
payoff very well. Why not do these right away?
Make your own Half Plan, and find your high payoff projects. If you start with a few projects like these that cost little and save lots, you can fund your more costly projects from the savings on these projects.
|Personal Computer Power Management||$20||$178||1780 kwh||3560 lbs|
|Compact Fluorescents throughout house||$50||$117||1170 kwh||2340 lbs|
|Reduce Infiltration Losses From House (seal leaks)||$50||$156||1980 kwh||1010 lbs|
|Seal and Insulate Heating Ducts||$20||$75||940 kwh||480 lbs|
|Vent Dryer to Inside During Winter||$5||$63||630 kwh||286 lbs|
|Eliminate Phantom Electrical Loads||$70||$57||570 kwh||1140 lbs|
|Electric Mattress Pad||$125||$186||2320kwh||1150 lbs|
|Insulate Some Windows With Bubble Wrap||$38||$75||960 kwh||490 lbs|
|Totals||$378||$907||10,350 kwh||10,456 lbs|
Click the link for each project above for details on the Top 8.
See all 23 of our Half Projects.
More cheap ways to save energy:
Gary 5/5/07, 9/5/07, Nov 13, 2007