Follow the money seems a sound axiom for a detective — unless he investigates energy waste.
DuWayne Dunham has spent 13 years as an energy counselor solving energy mysteries. His gumshoe twist on the adage is: find the space heater. Dunham found them running in homes when the homeowner has forgotten all about them.
Clark Public Utilities advises using space heaters to help cut energy costs by moving them from room to room and turning them off at night or other times when they aren’t needed. Running one 24 hours a day, seven days a week wastes energy.
“A 1500-watt space heater running 24/7 for a month raises a utility bill about $90 monthly,” said Dunham, who often