I just got my first batch of chicks about 5 days ago ...doing the traditional infrared heat lamp @250 watts ( which is to much heat but can't find anything smaller locally ...will have to order one)
okay folks ...according to my electric bill, I'm paying $1.08 per kWh ...so, running this 250 watt infrared bulb is costing me 6 kWh a day which = 195 a month!!!?? WHAT! This must be wrong ...does anyone know what it costs to run one of these bulbs? $195 a month just for this is unacceptable ...I must be figuring something wrong. Here is how I calculated ...250 watts x 24 hours a day = 6000 watts; divide that by a kWh which is 1000 watts ( right?) & that is 6 kWh x $1.08 = $6.48 a day ...x 30 days in the average month = $194.40 ...
even a 125 watt bulb is too much power ...that would run about $95 a month ...our usual bill is around $30 a month - I can't do this
please someone tell me I did this wrong
Edited by silverchick - 4/7/12 at 3:52pm