What is the hack you are using to cool the house and garage?
On 2011-08-28, at 10:58 AM, Marc MERLIN <marc_mh@...> wrote:
> On Sun, Aug 28, 2011 at 10:33:37AM -0400, Eloy Paris wrote:
>> On 08/28/2011 10:17 AM, Marc MERLIN wrote:
>>> On Sun, Aug 28, 2011 at 07:59:24AM -0400, Jim Serack wrote:
>>>> And another option without the minute by minute resolution is your own
>>>> utilities smart meter monitoring system. If you have time of day power or
>>>> are going to get it there is likely a web interface there for the user to
>>>> monitor their power consumption. The one I have access to does hourly
>>> To be honest, I find that even minute resolution when you only have one
>>> counter for your whole house, is not as useful as you might think.
>>> This, I find useful:
>> Based on these graphs, I am jealous about two things that are
>> immediately noticeable:
>> 1. You Californians don't seem to have to spend a fortune on A/C like us
>> in the Southeast states.
> First, there is no such thing as California :)
> There is norcal and socal ;) They have one season, we have two.
> Then, some of my friends within a 50 mile radius don't even need AC at all.
> Our house does need it, although this has been an unseasonably cool year.
> Also, note that I have cooling hacks to cool the house with outside air when
> it's colder than the inside house temperature (I'm just adding the same hack
> to my garage now).
>> 2. It's very nice to see those negative values at the PG&E meter. I bet
>> you guys are saving a bundle by generating some of the electricity you
>> use, and are well on your way to recouping the installation cost of your
>> solar panels.
> The thing is that most of us get totally get raped on electricity pricing
> here. It starts at 11c/Kwh, and it will jump to 30c/Kwh or somesuch once you
> hit tier 5 (more than 300% of baseline, which is around 350Kwh/month IIRC).
> Part of this is that we can't burn coal, and other part I believe is that we
> have to import electricity from other states that do, and I also think the
> punitive rates are meant to get people to conserve energy, which I guess
> isn't all that bad.
> In our case, we should get the panels paid off in 7 or 8 years for a 30 year
>> Nice LinuxCon presentation, by the way; I browsed through all the slides.
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