Sunday, December 09, 2007

Global warming? Yeah, that's my fault. Sorry.

I switched to energy-saving light bulbs a couple of years ago, but the bulb went in my living room last week and I dug up an old non-energy-saving lightbulb to replace it until I could get a new one. And since then I've never remembered to buy a new one while I was in town. So I'm hoping that by writing about it at unnecessary length in my blog tonight, it will stick in my memory a bit better and I'll be able to get back to making an infinitesimally greater contribution to saving energy, and thus saving the entire world from flooding and sunburn.


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007and a half said...

Maybe it's not worth it: the only "waste" energy from your old bulb is heat and I expect you have a central heating system and a thermostat. Therefore the heat from your bulb is not wasted at all: it acts to turn off your heating very slightly sooner than it would otherwise switch off as your desired temperature will be reached ever so slightly earlier. The energy saved by your heating system will exactly match the energy "wasted" by your bulb :-)

If you really want to save energy, turn your thermostat down a degree or two. Also, blog only in the winter as in the summer the heat from your pc really is "wasted" energy.

David said...

That is true, but the bulb will produce heat less efficiently than a dedicated heating system, so will use more electricity to produce said heat than your heating system, therefore adding to CO2 emissions.