Big Ron says 'What are you talkin about, I am off the grid'
"Big Ron" as we called him growing up is a full time school teacher, a full time dad, and he manages to get out to the waves on a regular basis. Here he is at Santa Barbara makin' waves:
He tells me his electric bill for the whole family runs about $30 per month. He does that by making long-term frugal and energy conscious choices. They purchased an induction oven and cook-stove that use much less energy than traditional electric ovens.
He was asking me not too long ago about how to set up a jacuzzi with solar water heat, either passive or with panels.
Being aware is the beginning of being wise. Learn, ask questions, make good long-term choices, and not just the ones that save you money today.