I have to stop picking up fans. I am all worried about the heat of this coming summer, and trying to not use the AC. So i poked around my shed for fans and then even picked up a few i saw on sale. And now, yes, i have a plethora of them.
A big goal of mine is to use as little watts as possible and get my electric bill to as minimal a fee as can be done.
I am told that if i unplug my house entirely, the bill (with the service fee and taxes) will be $10 a month. I am excited to see what my bill will be for this month, since this is the first month I am living here without Dan. I expect it to be lower than our low of 400 kWh together. Anyway, I will see soon.
So, fans I have:
large box fan - 132 w
small black turbo-type fan - 96 w
sm white window fan - 66 w
tiny black table fan - 36 w
Sm white table fan - 15 w (picked this one up from a thrift store today when I saw it was only 15 watts...yay!)
And I have a tiny green USB fan that uses only 2.5 w
Yes, 2.5. That's pretty insane. USB devices are very very efficient with wattage.
What I am thinking is to use only the smallest amount of watts i need for any one time. Right now my 2.5 watt USB fan is more than enough. If there was a lower setting i'd use that. If it was warmer, I'd aim the USB fan at my face and put the white 15 w one in the window. The total watts for BOTH fans would be 17.5 watts, which is cheaper than using the tiny black fan alone at 36w.
And so on. I could just leapfrog the fans up and down my studio. Even if i had them all running at once, for some reason, that's a total of 281.5 watts in use. From six fans!
Compare the 281.5 watts with using my AC unit at 1500 watts. The AC unit also have a starting surge of between 2000-5000 watts (I need to look at the device to see for sure).
So, even discounting the massive start surge, running six fans (two of which are quite powerful), I have a savings of 1218.5 watts!
Read that again. That's really amazing.
Am I a total geek, or is this so very cool? (har, har, no pun intended)