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Posted by sno on December 18, 2010, 7:45 pm
 
On 12/18/2010 2:06 PM, Jane_Galt wrote:

The length of time you consider "cost effective" is a personal
thing....the aprox number of years is relatively easy to
calculate...figure out your fuel/electric costs for a year...and then
figure out the costs for a solar installation at your
location...dividing will tell you aprox how many years the payback will
take...I have been told/heard that until solar goes under one dollar a
watt an installation is not cost effective except in some special
situations....

This is for photovoltaic, hot air/liquid  panels for heating or hot
water are a different story....in most locations can be reasonably cost
effective....

hope helps...have fun...sno

--
Correct Scientific Terminology:
Hypothesis - a guess as to why or how something occurs
Theory - a hypothesis that has been checked by enough experiments
  to be generally assumed to be true.
Law - a hypothesis that has been checked by enough experiments
  in enough different ways that it is assumed to be truer then a theory.
Note: nothing is proven in science, things are assumed to be true.


Posted by Jane_Galt on December 18, 2010, 7:59 pm
 


So when will THAT be?



--
- Jane Galt

"Remember that there is no such dichotomy as 'human rights' versus 'property
rights.' No human rights can exist without property rights. Since material
goods are produced by the mind and effort of individual men, and are needed
to sustain their lives, if the producer does not own the result of his
effort, he does not own his life. To deny property rights means to turn men
into property owned by the state. Whoever claims the 'right' to
'redistribute' the wealth produced by others is claiming the 'right' to treat
human beings as chattel." -- Ayn Rand


Posted by sno on December 18, 2010, 8:29 pm
 On 12/18/2010 2:59 PM, Jane_Galt wrote:

Who knows...your guess is as good as mine.....a home energy audit is
something you should get before you do anything...many utilities offer
them for free....they will use a blower door to find any leaks....and
thermal cameras to determine where insulation needs to be improved...and
will advise you on what to do....

Some people have reported up to 30 percent decrease in costs of energy
after audits and following recommendations....some insulation and
blocking leaks are relatively inexpensive...in most cases  you can do
yourself...and payback can be in very little time....

have fun....sno

--
Correct Scientific Terminology:
Hypothesis - a guess as to why or how something occurs
Theory - a hypothesis that has been checked by enough experiments
  to be generally assumed to be true.
Law - a hypothesis that has been checked by enough experiments
  in enough different ways that it is assumed to be truer then a theory.
Note: nothing is proven in science, things are assumed to be true.


Posted by Jane_Galt on December 19, 2010, 12:54 am
 

No Xcel here in Denver. I think they want like $50.


- Jane Galt

"Remember that there is no such dichotomy as 'human rights' versus
'property rights.' No human rights can exist without property rights. Since
material goods are produced by the mind and effort of individual men, and
are needed to sustain their lives, if the producer does not own the result
of his effort, he does not own his life. To deny property rights means to
turn men into property owned by the state. Whoever claims the 'right' to
'redistribute' the wealth produced by others is claiming the 'right' to
treat human beings as chattel." -- Ayn Rand


Posted by Jane_Galt on December 19, 2010, 1:01 am
 

I just called Xcel about energy audits.

They have $0, $0 and $20 ones.

The $0 one adds a pressure test to the house and the $20 one adds IR to
that.

--
- Jane Galt

"Remember that there is no such dichotomy as 'human rights' versus 'property
rights.' No human rights can exist without property rights. Since material
goods are produced by the mind and effort of individual men, and are needed
to sustain their lives, if the producer does not own the result of his
effort, he does not own his life. To deny property rights means to turn men
into property owned by the state. Whoever claims the 'right' to
'redistribute' the wealth produced by others is claiming the 'right' to treat
human beings as chattel." -- Ayn Rand


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