Date registered: Jul 2007
Vehicle: 1973 450 SL
Location: Castle Rock, CO
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Attention Global Warming Phreaks
I was doing my bit to help reduce energy costs by replacing incandescents with new CFLs when this question came to me.
If one of the complaints about incans is that they waste energy be putting off a lot of heat that is not really light, then we must have learned to live with them as a mild source of heating. If one adds up all the heat coming from the incandescents which we will lose by switching bulb types, what will it cost to replace that amount of heat from another source?
When I turn on the 8 60W bulbs over my dual sink bath vanity I can feel the warmth being emitted. Isn't it logical that if replacement bulbs don't put out heat, my GFA furnace will have to make up the difference? Or is this where the government's centrally-controlled thermostat program steps in to keep the house temperature down?
Charter member of the Vast Rightwing Conspiracy and proud of it.
God Bless the America we're trying to create.
--Hillary Rodham Clinton