Chancer Posted February 8, 2011 Share Posted February 8, 2011 Whilst typing I was listening to the TV, C'est du propre is on and they are sermonizing a housholder on gaspillage of energy and water.They showed a barely dripping tap and said that it used 4000 litres of water a year, the other night o another program thye were saying 1.5m3 pe year which is equally exaggerated.My favorite was pointing out a maximum 500 watt halogen floodlight, it may have had a 200 or 300 watt bulb but they reckoned it consumed €1.60 per hour, by my reckoning it uses about 5cts per hour.Another great one was advising someone to change the mousseur on their robinet for a water saving one, which cost €40 [:-))], they would have been better off telling the woman not to do the washing up under a running tap, to fill a bowl with the old or the new aerateur would consume exactly the same amout of water.Every night I hear very convincing presenters talking total rubbish but they are French, its on their script so they believe it, and so do 99 of the viewers, someone somewhere apart from me must know they are talking out their culs so why does no-one ever bring them to account?Just before finishing typing I heard the best one, a leaking chasse d'eau will consume six cent mille litres par jour, 600m3.These people have no comprehension of units.It gets better, they have just gone on to the gelled up fridge, do youy know that your fridge uses 30% of your energy consumption, no neither did I because it is bollox, the they put a meter on it and it was using 162 watts per hournow that must be some batiment basse consommation! I will hang on to see if they remeasure the consumption after defrosting and degaging all the dust from the back.Well it was 130 watts, quand même, ca vaut le coup! But then they said that represents a saving of €55 per year, not unless they have 48 hour days where they are.They have just done the same bulls**t calculation for the telly on standby 30 watts saving €55 per year.I have to stop now, their mathematics are doing my head in. Still at least the house will be clean at the end.OMG they have just trotted out the mousseur line again (its not the same program) they have decided to say now that it only costs €3.Sorry cant stop, now they are advising to scrap the chauff eau on heurse creuses by a chauff eau instantaneé to save money! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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