Ahh, all good news So far I have completed the following goals in my nazi wallet and power saving regime of doom; - Installed energy efficient globes throughout the house where I am not using 240VAC downlights. - Adjusted the barracuda filtering times for the pool to off-peak only and for half an hour between 5-5:30 so I can see it is working. - Adjusted the solar heating to only turn on between 2-4pm and when the pool temp is under 30 (nice temperature actually ) - All lights and non essential equipment is turned off unless someone is actually in the room and/or using it (my family was shocking for this) - All home theater equipment is turned off at the wall when the last person goes to bed at night and is switched on (and left on) when the first person wants to use it. Only exception is the PVR recorder which is on a separate mains outlet as we like this on to record random shows. This has been a very successful tactic as it generally isn't used for a good 15 hours of the day or is sometimes not used at all for days on end. It also prevents the "too hard to do constantly" excuse and will get them used to turning shit off around the rest of the house. - Turned off the "Old Girl" for good. 30 y/o kelvinator that has served us very well as the resident beer fridge. Unfortunately she was about as efficient as a water tank with a hole in it. Next tasks are to; - Look into a yellow glass frosting that you can buy in aerosol cans in Bunnings to very lightly spray the new globes as I hate the 'cool white' and would like it slightly offset to yellow - Decide on whether I would like to invest in "Eco" 12V downlights with decent transformers or LED downlights which would be insanely expensive but use sweet fuckall power. - Maaaybe grab that remote control mains switch or make one myself - Finish building media center pc. My main rig is connected to my 32" bravia in the bedroom. Other than playing movies and browsing the net all day I don't use it for much else but it is on quite a lot and would use 4-5x the power than the rig i'm building. If it can stay off unless I'm actually playing games or whatever and I use the laptop for browsing then i'll see a very decent power saving. - Grab another beer.