Chasing Electrical Demons to Cut your Power Bill by 80%

The performance looks even better when you compare against high-income households: one of my Canadian friends ruefully admitted that his power bill tops $900 per month every January as his electric heat pump fights to keep his large custom home warm in the face of Ottawa’s near-arctic winter weather. A Texan friend reports a $300 per month cooling bill for the hottest four months of the year, and even a fellow Coloradan uses over $200 per month with very little climate control at all.

via Chasing Electrical Demons to Cut your Power Bill by 80%.

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An Enjoyable Experiment: Wasting $1000 | Mr. Money Mustache

I always enjoy MMM’s posts, but since I’ve tried this same tactic before and found similar results, I really wanted to share it.

An Enjoyable Experiment: Wasting $1000 | Mr. Money Mustache.

“Happiness comes from having “enough” of what you need  – food, shelter, personal relationships, learning, free time, growth, fun. But you don’t get more happiness when you push any of these parameters beyond “enough”. That pushing effort is best invested in broadening to additional parameters rather than extending individual ones to extremes.” – MMM