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Repair vs Replacement
Repair vs Replacement
We have all been there. It’s going to cost $5000 to repair or a brand new one is $5900, or something like that. The questions that surround us are is it worth it to repair it, and sometimes it’s a simple “No.” When we purchase a domestic appliance, for this example I’ll use a split system air conditioner. The manufacturer designs the air conditioner to function for about 5-8 years, any more is a bonus for the heavens. The planned obsolescence is how the manufactures stay in business since you need to buy a new one after that time -- the "nothing is built to last" argument. Some appliances and units have parts that need to be r.
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Renewable Energy – A Viable Option
Renewable Energy – A Viable Option
Its common knowledge that saving energy in any form is a good thing, be it energy saving lights or simply not being wasteful with power. But is there something to it? A few cents here and there isn’t much. In fact, it can have a tremendous effect on the amount of power that you use (and pay for) and the amount of CO2 emissions that are produced from the generation of said power. An example of this would be one of the 1.5kw solar systems that is installed on one of the units. The system was installed in June 2012 and the 1.5kw system has produced 6917kw. If that is averaged out at 26c per kw/unit of power, the system has produced $1798.42.
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