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Cake day: June 13th, 2023


  • Modern heat pumps work down to -30C, at which point the furnace supplements with electric heat which is built into the unit.

    My electricity costs dropped 50% over my builder-grade piece-of-shit electric furnace & AC unit – and I even increased from a 2 ton to a 2.5 ton system. The initial cost was about $12k, and it will take 8 to 10 years to break even, less if the cost electricity keeps increasing the way it has over the last 10 years.

    Also, you may not want A/C now, but you will shortly – heat waves are getting more severe each year.

  • Its advantage, strictly speaking, is that it is not correlated very much with stocks, bonds, real estate and other things people owe.

    Not that the bot made a mistake, but this is wrong…

    Gold drops like a rock when markets take a shit. It usually bounces back quickly – often before stocks recover, giving you a chance to buy cheap on the dip, and sell at a profit three months later, and pick up some of the stocks that haven’t recovered yet… But it VERY MUCH moves in sync with the market during times of crisis.