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      Actually Brenda, your husband is right about the lights! If you turn the
      lights on and off, it is costing you MORE money to do that. When an
      incandescent light turns on, the action of turning it on uses the equivalent of
      4 HOURS of power.

      So if you are going to leave them on, then turn them on, if
      you are going to turn them off then turn them off. Flourescent lights are
      little better because they use about 2 – 3 hours of power to come on, but are
      cheaper to LEAVE on than the incandescent.

      So if a light is only off for 20 minutes and then flipped back on it costs more
      money. I’ll have to look up my source on this, it came from someone who’s
      husband is an an electrician and he wrote up a great post, may even have been
      on this list…. I can’t remember exactly at the moment.

      Unfortunately (fortunately for me though) my husband agrees with the steps I
      take to save money and supports the idea the entire way!

      Emily Y.

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      Anyway he wants a king’s life not grasping the concept that we are on a
      peasant’s budget. An example is: I shut off the lights I’m not using and he
      tells me he needs to see his dinner and turns a total of 4 different lights.
      He says he doesn’t see how much money we can actually be
      saving shutting the lights off for 20 minutes. I was just wondering how many
      other people are in the same boat?

      He appreciates the food budgeting but
      doesn’t “get” the total picture.

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