Which of the following are you contem...

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Fri, 10-23-2009 - 11:25am

Which of the following are you contemplating in the interest of saving energy?



  • More Insulation
  • New Appliances
  • Replace Light Bulbs: Compact Florescents, Low-Voltage, etc.
  • Radiant Barrier Paint
  • Caulking Leaks and Drafts
  • Some of the above
  • All of the above
  • None of the above
  • Other (Explain in Comments)


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Registered: 03-26-2003
Fri, 10-23-2009 - 5:39pm

Oh! How I would love one of those new energy efficient french door fridges and new dishwasher, but waiting for my 1992 white side by side Whirlpool to breakdown. Shhhh, I better be quiet huh!


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Sun, 10-25-2009 - 3:08pm

I would love one of those French door fridges too! Not sure it would fit in my kitchen though... Especially concerned about whether or not the doors would open properly with that island of ours... But I HATE or current side-byside since there isn't enough room in either side (freezer or fridge) for large platters, etc.).

And I want to replace our built-in oven and microwave, wondering if it is possible to come up with a double oven/microwave in that space. Holiday meals are a logistical trial with only one oven!



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Sun, 10-25-2009 - 6:22pm
I've replaced all my light bulbs with compact florescents. Since my current residence is an apartment, most of the other choices aren't options for me.


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Registered: 03-27-2003
Mon, 10-26-2009 - 8:21am
Bulbs, insulation, and appliances for me!

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Registered: 05-22-2006
Mon, 10-26-2009 - 12:31pm
I've never heard of radiant barrier paint - I would be interested in checking that out :)





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Mon, 10-26-2009 - 6:18pm

I'm not really sure how effective it is but you can read up on it here...
point 17 at http://messageboards.ivillage.com/iv-hgfirsthome/?msg=2962.1

and on our sister forums at Garden Web (a few posts that are pretty old):

http://ths.gardenweb.com/forums/load/energy/msg0603572927421.html
http://ths.gardenweb.com/forums/load/oldhouse/msg0719263022136.html?2
http://ths.gardenweb.com/forums/load/repair/msg0809493229045.html

From what I see through Google, those who sell the additive that makesppint into a radiant energy barrier are all enthusiastic about it's efficiency; those who make other kinds of radiant energy barriers (foils, spry on foams, etc.) are equally dismissive! I can't find a page that gives a pro-con write-up.



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Tue, 10-27-2009 - 11:44am
I have a relative who is a home energy rater, so when we bought this house, I got some great advice on making it more energy efficient. But I'd like to upgrade the central air to a more efficient unit in the next year or so. ;-)


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