Tuesday, February 27, 2007

I have a question.

Like a good rubbernecker, I looked at the bit about Al Gore's energy usage in his 10,000 square foot Nashville house, coming in at a hefty 221,000 KWH.

I have some mixed receipts for a few years, so I did an estimate for our usage in our middle-aged, inefficient 2000 square foot house in Louisiana. I'm coming up with 16,500 and some-odd, so let's round up to 17,000 KWH.

17 x 5 = 85,000 KWH for a comparable house of 10,000 square feet. That offers 15 bedrooms, 10 bathrooms, and five areas of about 700-1000 sq. ft., depending on the sizes of the bedrooms.

Anyone with with good taste would have higher ceilings than we have, so I'll pitch in another house and a half, which brings that total to 110,500.

This ABC article reports that half the energy bills were for the pool house.

My question is, what in tarnation are they doing in the pool house that takes so much energy? I thought we were supposed to bring our own energy to that stuff.

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