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It has taken me quite a while to Action Mission 3 because I wanted to actually DO something. I read about quite a few things that would lower my personal consumption which I have implemented including:

- I switch off the television when not in use (instead of leaving it on standby).

- I turn off my PC monitor when not in use for a while as monitors use more power than the computer itself.

- I have lowered the thermostat of my water heater

- I am now using compact fluorescent lights – they are not cheap but are supposed to cut usage by about 20%

However my best find was to flush heater every 6 months. What it does is circulate the water in the bottom of the heater where most of the particulates in the water settle. If those particulates settle on the heating element, which is also at the bottom, then you are heating water and whatever settled onto the heating coils.

Flushing the Heater was a fairly simple. So, how do you flush a heater? Simple, get a small bucket, a short section of garden hose, and locate the tap at the bottom of the heater. Attach the garden hose to the tap, put the free end of the hose in the bucket and s.l.o.w.l.y. open the tap. Opening the tap quickly could result in a hot water spray due to pressure. Run the water for about ten minutes or until the water runs clear. I followed the instructions and got the job done fairly easily. Next round of flushing scheduled for September 15th 2010.

Hopefully all the above will shrink my carbon footprint AND save me some ca$h.

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Comment by Sarah Shaw Tatoun on March 28, 2010 at 6:12pm
Congratulations on taking action, Shakwei! It looks like you also did an excellent job of researching the best ways to do it as well. I will have to start thinking about this myself soon. You've given me a good place to start.

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