- Phase 1 - Reduce Energy Usage- The first step toward complete energy independence is to reduce your current usage.
- The best way to reduce your current usage is to install a water heater timer. We just installed this digital timer from Intermatic. We chose a digital timer over a mechanical timer because mechanical timers have a nagging habit of drifting off schedule over time. Our water heater energy usage is about to DROP. Not only can we now schedule our water heater usage around our needs, but we can now target off-peak billing times to save more money. Total cost for this DIY project was $84. Time to investment return at our location is about 3-5 months with service for 3+ people. http://www.amazon.com/Intermatic-EH40-240-Volt-Electronic-Heater/dp/B000NCYPOM
- Phase 2 - Begin Producing Energy
- Phase 3 - Energy Independence