Tuesday, July 26, 2011

It's Not Easy Being Green


Let me introduce you to my new little friends. 
Last week I learned more about amps and volts and watts and how to power a house than I ever cared to know.  If you live in a place where you flip the switch and the lights always come on, be thankful.
 
So now we have this little system, called an "Inverter System" wired to our fuse box.  Think giant recharageable batteries.  'Cause that's what they are.  Power is on; they get recharged.  Power goes off; batteries come on.  They only work for lights and fans, but we're thankful for that because now we don't have to choose between darkness or running our $2-an-hour generator.  Of course, we still use the generator for things like the washing machine or TV or cooling the fridge for a couple hours, but still a lot less than before. 

We can add solar panels to the system later on if we want to cough up more money.  And I am seriously considering purchasing a deep freezer that can run on compressed gas (like my stove). 
For now we are in very good shape.  Which is more than I can say for a lot of people.  But of course, it's always been that way.  

To whom much is given, much will be required.
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