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Old 08-08-2007, 05:18 PM   #1
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Electricity the Month of August!

Don't you know the electric meter is spinning outta control this week?
Last month our bill was a bit over $300, we expect it to hit $400
this month, which is always the worst!
We're glad we don't have kids runnin' in & out of the doors!
The two of us are bad enough!

I turn off the upstairs until at night, turn it on in the morning
until the sun goes down. We have too many books & records
to let them get overheated & ruin! Like which of our kids wants
the 45's or 78 Albums? NONE, probably!
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Old 08-08-2007, 06:41 PM   #2
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Ours is normally around 300 as well. My husband has a window unit in his small shop where all his computer servers and such is and he has a timer there for it to turn on and off at different times. I dread seeing our bill too!!
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Old 08-08-2007, 06:45 PM   #3
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I have an all electric home....and my highest bill ever was $254 bucks...one time in the 31 years Ive lived in this house.

So, I'm thinking next month....wowie zowie..

I have to pay my bill that I got on the first of Aug now...its $130 bucks....and, I always use the AC...I never open up the house..well ..contradicting myself here...but I almost never open the windows.........don't like the dust.

If it is 80 or less, tho, I open the door and use the sliding screen..just to say I let in some fresh air...lol.
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Old 08-08-2007, 07:10 PM   #4
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June was $215, July $228. August will probably be $300.

There's the small window AC in the shop and the pool pump runs 24/7. We used to run the pump on a timer but quit when we figured it was easier to keep clean and clear running all the time. Don't have to worry about the kids going in and out cause it's too hot to go out.
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Old 08-08-2007, 08:56 PM   #5
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This month mine was $160, but I didnt get to hang alot of clothes out cause of all the rain...also the rates were up. Dont have any idea what it will next month, but atleast I have been able to hang my clothes out.
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Old 08-08-2007, 09:46 PM   #6
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We heat/cool about 4400 sq ft. Love that ground source heating/cooling unit! We've lived in this house 5 years and we've never had more than a $275 electric bill. And we have 2 hot water heaters (electric), 2 refrigerators, 2 freezers, 3 ceiling fans, and I"m not very conservative when it comes to turning off lights that aren't necessary. The bill we have to pay now is only $135.00 and that includes a charge of $6 for an outside security (dusk/dawn) light.We have a fireplace with a heat-a-later in it that runs on propane(with electric fans). But that is only for emergency use like when the electricity is off (and we've never had to use it as a primary source of heat) We have our thermostat set at 77 in the summer for cooling and 76 in the winter for heating. We purchase about $150 of propane a year. I have a gas cooktop in the kitchen and we burn the fireplace once in a while 'just because'! We think our heating/cooling expenses are very reasonable!
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We heat/cool about 4400 sq ft. Love that ground source heating/cooling unit! We've lived in this house 5 years and we've never had more than a $275 electric bill. And we have 2 hot water heaters (electric), 2 refrigerators, 2 freezers, 3 ceiling fans, and I"m not very conservative when it comes to turning off lights that aren't necessary. The bill we have to pay now is only $135.00 and that includes a charge of $6 for an outside security (dusk/dawn) light.We have a fireplace with a heat-a-later in it that runs on propane(with electric fans). But that is only for emergency use like when the electricity is off (and we've never had to use it as a primary source of heat) We have our thermostat set at 77 in the summer for cooling and 76 in the winter for heating. We purchase about $150 of propane a year. I have a gas cooktop in the kitchen and we burn the fireplace once in a while 'just because'! We think our heating/cooling expenses are very reasonable!
Our homes are about the same size. We have ceiling fans in every room, except the bath rooms, so that makes 7 in all. I think I'd like one now for
the Mstr Bath, I get sweaty before I finish putting on my makeup!
Two water heaters, 2 refrigerators, one mini fridge
in the game room & a freezer!
The AC is all electric/heat pump, & that comes on when it gets to
32 degrees in the winter. No gas stove for me, I've been electric
for soooo many years, love it too!
Computer stays on, TV stays on all day, pool pump runs all day, so I guess we're lucky the electic bill isn't more! What did we ever do without AC?
........as teens we wore big poufy petticoats in the heat!

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Old 08-09-2007, 04:12 AM   #8
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I have an all electric ranch 1500 sq feet leave reg 72 degrees budget $108.00 guess I'm lucky after reading these posts.
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Old 08-09-2007, 09:14 AM   #9
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We have a 1660 total electric home. It must be well insulated becuase June was $75.00, July was $105.00. I know that August will be higher though because of this killer heat. I"m like the Wicked Witch of the West. I"m melting!
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We are on level payment and I am glad we are. Our electric bill runs $92.00 a month year around. I like it that way because I won't have any shocking bills like I used to have.
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