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    On which this is based. But I have seen this numerous times in news articles (usually in the weekend home repair and realestate pages)

    Remember, I am not talking about heating your home or office. I am talking about using alternavive methods for the WATER HEATER unit.

    here is a citation, and you ahve to extrapolate to get what I am talking about.

    Turn down your water heater thermostat. Thermostats are often set to 140 degrees F when 120 is usually fine. Each 10 degree reduction saves 600 pounds of CO2 per year for an electric water heater, or 440 pounds for a gas heater. If every household turned its water heater thermostat down 20 degrees, we could prevent more than 45 million tons of annual CO2 emissions - the same amount emitted by the entire nations of Kuwait or Libya.

    #### Now remember, if each ten degrees means 600 lbs of CO2 saved for the year, if each household turned the heat to renewables, you'd save 8,400 pounds of CO2 per household. Now in my old fashioned household, that would probably be at least 15% of our bill. We don't have energy- using large screen TV's, or a garage opener used ten times a day, etc. Just lights, fridge, and stove, two computers, a stereo, the water heater, furnace/Ac unit (The last is Extremely cheap to operate as it is brand new and VERY energy efficient.) Of course, occasionally we run a vacuum, and operate power tools for carpentry projects, but not all that often. (Our maids and butlers are on reduced schedules with times being tight, as I am sure you have found s good to do now that times are tight!)  

    Offer your heart some Joy every day of your life, and spread it along to others.

    by Truedelphi on Thu Feb 21, 2013 at 01:31:52 PM PST

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