Live small. Think large – Winter Report

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Synopsis On 05OCT19

IMG_0010As of the 25SEP19, I have removed the Rabbitgoo film from my windows.  It has been “stuck” electrostatically since 22Jun19.  It came off flawlessly, no adhesive to remove. The winds were kept clean through all the Summer months.  You can leave the film on all year and according to the packaging it will continue to help insulate your home during the Winter months.   I already have Thermopane© glass, so insulation during the winter months will not be an issue in our small household. The aluminum foil and white thermal sensor I left outside to record outside temps. (upper right).


On 30SEP19, I re-applied two small bottom sections. One near the desk and the window opening, and another on the bottom of the second window.  I realized this is an ideal opportunity to test the effects of diurnal temperature variations during day and during the night in the Winter.

In the summer, it is nearly impossible, as the ambient temperature outside varies from hot to warm and is more difficult to quantify without breaking the insulation by opening the window. In Winter, I can open the window during the day or night.  Hopefully, without cover the glass again, I can get away with cover just a small patch and extrapolating.  We will see! Gosh, I love experimenting both non-intrusively and non-invasively with better living.

 


 

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What is the prismatic polycarbonate static film that we scientists speak of, above?  Well, the version we use is called “Rabbitgoo” (Please.  Don’t ask me about the trade name.)


Summation of  the Summer

 

It works.  Occasionally the temperatures outside got into the upper 90-100F, and those night I decided to take in a movie, but otherwise, we (me and the girlfriend) slept comfortably with minimal cost.  Here is our SCL for the two months of 11JUL-10SEP19.  You will notice the previous charge/credit for two months was about the same.

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Yep, ya sure, ya betcha:  $0.0902/kWh, and 291 kWh used for 60 days, roughly.


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