I live in the Arizona Desert, Southwestern USA. It gets hot here, and my power bills got out of hand. This is a journal of my various efforts to bring this problem under control using the cheapest technology I could find. Saving money shouldn't cost a fortune.
Naturally, when you depend on the internet, it fails. I now have a satellite based clock to sync the house for the various controls instead of using the NIS servers. See the clock tab above or click here.