When picking out an appliance, a person in an off grid home is constantly asking, "Does this appliance have a phantom load?" A phantom load is an appliance that draws power when it isn’t being used and even when it is turned off. For example, your old VCR that had the clock display that flashed … Continue reading Phantoms of the Home
The goal in living in an off grid home is to manage your use of electricity and to get your household consumption as low as possible to be able to have enough stored energy in your battery bank to last till the next sunny day. LED light bulbs are a 1st step towards saving power, … Continue reading Electricity: Saving Power & Money with LED Lightbulbs.