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#561 lanforod

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Posted 12 March 2019 - 07:27 AM

except your coffee maker is nearly 100% efficient at space heating. so if it is on any time that you might also use heating in a 24 hour period of its use you are not “losing” that electricity.

just like incandescent lights.

 

True, though the fact that we don't need heating for >half the year here still makes that a waste.



#562 LeoVictoria

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Posted 12 March 2019 - 09:39 AM

True, though the fact that we don't need heating for >half the year here still makes that a waste.


And if you heat with a heat pump which is 200-300% efficient the 100% is not great.

#563 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 12 March 2019 - 09:41 AM

i don’t mean efficiency in that way. i mean it in their it turns that electricity into heat the most efficient way possible - so a reading above 100% is impossible.

Edited by Victoria Watcher, 12 March 2019 - 09:41 AM.


#564 LeoVictoria

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Posted 12 March 2019 - 12:49 PM

i don’t mean efficiency in that way. i mean it in their it turns that electricity into heat the most efficient way possible - so a reading above 100% is impossible.


Yeah I get it. The point is that it’s still a waste to heat at 100% efficiency when your primary source of heat is more efficient.

Efficiency is not the right word, but heat pumps will produce 2 to 4 times more heat per unit energy in than a baseboard heater.

So an incandescent bulb for example is still wasting power even though 100% of the energy is going into heat because a heat pump would have turned the 95W of power into three times as much heat energy
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#565 tjv

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Posted 04 May 2019 - 10:26 AM

Just got my hydro bill, a nearly 7% increase in rates!  Combine that with a 30-40% increase in the cost of real estate over the past few years plus a oh 25% increase in gas prices.  Of course inflation thou is only running at ~2%  :whyme:



#566 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 04 May 2019 - 01:49 PM

70” tvs are down 14,000% over the past 10 years.

 



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