Friday, September 1, 2006
There's a helpful article, Current Affair: My Life as a Watt Farmer, about saving energy--and living off the grid--in the October issue of Log Homes Illustrated. The sidebar that gives you the power consumption of appliances is enlightening--and hair raising. (Hmm. Maybe I can use that static electricity.) I knew that computers and clothes dryers--though he uses a propane dryer--use a lot of power, but it's interesting that a laser jet printer uses more power than an inkjet printer. I see ice makers use more energy too. The article's author is Rex Ewing, who wrote Got Sun? Go Solar and Power with Nature.