First – Get yourself some new windows. This will save you about 50% on your energy bills.
Okay! 50% to go right! (nudge, nudge, wink, wink – don’t get all “mathy” on me for those of you who are thinking “but, but, you can only save a percentage of what’s left, not the remainder!” – tell it to the marketing department)
Second – Get yourself one of those Amish space heaters. Good for another 50%! Sweet! Technically we’re done. But let’s go ahead and be sure we’re all the way there.
Third – Paint your house up with some of that fancy NASA ceramic paint. Now these boys have toned down their claims so we can feel real good about getting another 20% of our energy saved. Whoo Hoo! Dang, we might be turnin’ the meter backwards!
Cue – Cold Shower, Slap the Face, Ridiculously Loud Alarm Clock.There is a Sucker Born Every Minute. PT Barnum didn’t actually say that, but oh my is it true. Or, in the words of Dean Vernon Wormer, “Fat, drunk and stupid is no way to go through life, son.”
It’s really time for folks to wake up about the simple math; whether it be deficit spending, basic understanding of energy or too good to be true scams. Stay tuned for some simple back of the napkin ways to show homeowners why the items above are too good to be true. Can we coin a new acronym for this? We have TBTF for behemoth Wall St. banks, how about TGTBT for energy scams!
In getting this tongue-in-cheek exercise together I found this site http://www.nlcpr.com/index.php referenced above as well. Nice work!