For the last two years, three very nice responsible engineering students have rented our townhouse. Last month, they all graduated, jobs in hand. (Engineering’s good for that.) As each of the young ladies moved out, Jon went to meet them to collect the keys, discuss any maintenance issues we should know about, and give them […]
If you’re trying to cut costs on energy, one common suggestion is to use more energy efficient lighting. People understand that Compact Fluorescent Lights (CFLs) and Light Emitting Diode (LED) bulbs use less energy than incandescent lights, but they’re also more expensive.
How much money do you actually save with fluorescents and LEDs? Is it enough to justify the higher costs of the bulbs? Or does the additional cost outweigh the savings you get?