Electricity Update: Captain Pete Mondello’s Energy Efficiency Breakdown and Annual Savings

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So Captain Pete just had his energy efficiency evaluation at his house.  You know the one’s I’ve been talking about since November?  When you get yours done they print out a report stating exactly what you get for free and how much you will save annually just by taking the free stuff they give you like the LED lightbulbs and energy power strips and electronically controlled thermostats.

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So you can see from his report that he got 14 bulbs free, 2 electronic Honeywell thermostats installed free, 2 advanced 6 outlet smart powerstrips, all together valued at $363 and he paid $0.  He was very happy this morning.

After all the free stuff they gave him they worked up a recommendation sheet of things that he could get 75% paid for through mass save and only have to pay 25% of teh cost of the work and materials. So the recommendations of insulation and other work was valued at $2024 worth of work of which there are Government subsidies that Next Step completely handles all the paperwork for you and his portion of all that work would end up costing him $379 out of pocket.  If he takes advantage of the incentives and gets the work done and pays the $379 he can expect a further savings of $260 per year which is a return on investment which gets paid back in 1.4 years.  after that every year going forward all of that money stays in his pocket.  Absolute, without question, NO BRAINER CITY!  When banks are offering less than 3% interest rates and you can get that kind of return on your money you’d have to be an absolute fool not to take advantage.

Image below is Captain Pete’s chart of free Energy Efficient Measures that he got just for signing up and having them come out to install the items.

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Electricity Update 20:The Numbers Behind The Instant Dollar Savings You Get When You Do A Free Home Energy Assessment and How To Properly Set Your Free Programmable Thermostat

If, like most homeowners, light bulbs are among your Instant Savings Measures, here’s what you can expect: Changing just one conventional light bulb to an energy-efficient CFL, or compact fluorescent lamp, can save you $40 over the life of the bulb. A standard 60-watt incandescent bulb lasts for about 2,000 hours while an equivalent 12-watt Energy Star-qualified CFL lasts for about 8,000 hours and uses 75 percent less energy. (My Mom got over 30 of these free)

For light fixtures that qualify for LEDs, you can expect 25,000 hours per bulb as well as 75 percent less energy used. Changing your bulbs to an energy-efficient LED can save you more than $130 on your electric bill (per bulb) for as long as the bulb lasts. 

By switching to water-saving fixtures like low-flow showerheads and faucets, more ISM, the average family can save $310 per year. (My Mom got this installed for free too)

When used properly, a programmable thermostat, still another ISM, can save you 5 percent to 15 percent on your heating and cooling bill. (They are coming to provide and install these for my mom as well)

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Here’s an infographic for those of you who got the free programmable thermostats on the best way to set them for maximum comfort and savings-

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For those of you who have not taken advantage of the Free Home Energy Assessment that you’re already paying for in the line item “Energy Efficiency Charge” On Your Electric Bill, sign up in this form and you will get a ton of free lightbulbs that use 10 watts of power but replace ones that use 70-100 watts and give great light, also free power strips, and replace old style thermostats with electronically controlled ones as well as water saving green shower heads.

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My mom did it and lots of other happy campers like Donna Ardizzoni have too.
Check out your bill for the Energy Efficiency Charge(shown on my mom’s bill in this picture)

That charge is what everyone has to pay regardless if you take advantage of the Free Energy Assesment and Free Energy Efficient Lightbulbs Available To You!
And they’re not the ugly squiggly ones, they look just like the regular lightbulbs they are replacing-

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For the entire series to date check out the past entries from the Electricity and Home Efficiency Series Here-

Parts 1,2,3 Here
Electricity Update #4: Free Home Energy Assesment With Kevin From Next Step Living
Electricity Update #5: Video Walkthrough- Energy Efficiency Assesment and Free Stuff At Mom’s House
Electricity Update #6 Energy Saving Ideas
Electricity Savings Alternative Home Energy and Comfort Update #7- Cape Ann Chimney and Hearth
ELECTRICTY AND HOME ENERGY UPDATE #8 NO BRAINER- DONNA AND RICK GET THEIR ENERGY EFFICIENCY ASSESSMENT!
ELECTRICITY, HOME HEATING AND ENERGY UPDATE #9 CAPE ANN CHIMNEY AND HEARTH TESTIMONIAL FROM CAROL CATALDO
Electricity Update #10
Electricity and Home Heating and Comfort Update 11: Cape Ann Chimney and Hearth Part III
The No Brainer Electricity Update #12
Electricity Update #13 Next Step Experience At Lise Breen’s Laneseville Joint

Electricity Conversation Update #14 Paulie Walnuts Gets His Energy Assessment #GloucesterMA

Have You Opened Your Recent Electricity Bill and Seen The Energy Efficiency Charge? Update 15

Electricity Savings Update 16: Solar Opportunities and A Solar Home Evaluation At Brian O’Connor’s

ELECTRICITY UPDATE 18 BRIAN AND DIANE O’CONNOR ARE GOING SOLAR

Electricity Saving Update 19- Energy Saving Tips and How To Get Energy Saving Stuff For Free

 

Electricity Saving Update 19- Energy Saving Tips and How To Get Energy Saving Stuff For Free

In an interview with Energy Advisor Geoff Martin:

What can homeowners do to prep for cold weather?
This shouldn’t come as a surprise, but getting a home energy assessment really does help prepare you for changes in weather. There are almost always things that you can do through the utility programs that will make your home warmer and more comfortable – at a lower cost, too, thanks to available incentives and rebates.

But beyond that, there are a couple things I swear by. I always suggest people check their hot water temperature. Don’t set it above 120 degrees. If your water is any hotter than that, you’re paying more for hot water than you need to. It’s just a little knob on your heater. Carefully lower the dial until your temperature goes down.

Also close your curtains or blinds. It won’t replace an insulation job, but when we use our infrared camera over closed blinds or drawn curtains versus open ones, we do see a reduction in heat loss. Closed heavy window curtains or blinds also make a room more comfortable and slow heat loss.

For those of you who have not taken advantage of the Free Home Energy Assessment that you’re already paying for in the line item “Energy Efficiency Charge” On Your Electric Bill, sign up in this form and you will get a ton of free lightbulbs that use 10 watts of power but replace ones that use 70-100 watts and give great light, also free power strips, and replace old style thermostats with electronically controlled ones as well as water saving green shower heads.

SIGN UP FOR THE FREE STUFF HERE-


My mom did it and lots of other happy campers like Donna Ardizzoni have too.
Check out your bill for the Energy Efficiency Charge(shown on my mom’s bill in this picture)

That charge is what everyone has to pay regardless if you take advantage of the Free Energy Assesment and Free Energy Efficient Lightbulbs Available To You!
And they’re not the ugly squiggly ones, they look just like the regular lightbulbs they are replacing-

SIGN UP FOR THE FREE STUFF HERE-

For the entire series to date check out the past entries from the Electricity and Home Efficiency Series Here-

Parts 1,2,3 Here
Electricity Update #4: Free Home Energy Assesment With Kevin From Next Step Living
Electricity Update #5: Video Walkthrough- Energy Efficiency Assesment and Free Stuff At Mom’s House
Electricity Update #6 Energy Saving Ideas
Electricity Savings Alternative Home Energy and Comfort Update #7- Cape Ann Chimney and Hearth
ELECTRICTY AND HOME ENERGY UPDATE #8 NO BRAINER- DONNA AND RICK GET THEIR ENERGY EFFICIENCY ASSESSMENT!
ELECTRICITY, HOME HEATING AND ENERGY UPDATE #9 CAPE ANN CHIMNEY AND HEARTH TESTIMONIAL FROM CAROL CATALDO
Electricity Update #10
Electricity and Home Heating and Comfort Update 11: Cape Ann Chimney and Hearth Part III
The No Brainer Electricity Update #12
Electricity Update #13 Next Step Experience At Lise Breen’s Laneseville Joint

Electricity Conversation Update #14 Paulie Walnuts Gets His Energy Assessment #GloucesterMA

Have You Opened Your Recent Electricity Bill and Seen The Energy Efficiency Charge? Update 15

Electricity Savings Update 16: Solar Opportunities and A Solar Home Evaluation At Brian O’Connor’s

ELECTRICITY UPDATE 18 BRIAN AND DIANE O’CONNOR ARE GOING SOLAR