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edited 2 December 2021 at 5:31PM in Energy
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I have one under my desk (bought on amazon for ~£15) and it does a wonderful job at heating my feet and legs up whenever I feel cold. It uses a 100W bulb (which can probably be bought separately and used on any lamp) and I only switch it on for 5-10 minutes every hour or so, so it's pretty cheap to run.
When I run the shower the initial cold water goes into a bucket which I use to flush the loo - you really do not need to flush every single time you have a pee. I found this quote 'if it's yellow let it mellow, if it's brown, flush it down'. Why are we using gallons of drinking quality water to flush every time we have a wee?
We do have half flushes for what are termed a number 1 mainly because urine has more minerals salts so stains.
Energy Used Electricity only. Used 5975kwh in the last year in a 4/5 bedroom detached house EPC high B. Designed not retro-fitted ASHP Mitsubishi Ecodan, under floor heating ground floor, radiators 1st floor. Multi-fuel burner in lounge.
Energy usage reduction success below 6000kwh a year. Comfortable 19-21oC through winter depending on the room and vaulted ceilings etc.
Dyslexia sufferer don't be too harsh if I get things a bit topsy turdy.