Electric Bill??

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by domromer, Jun 10, 2008.

  1. domromer

    domromer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wasn't sure where to post this question so I thought I'd put it here. I'm trying to decide how much more insulation to add to my house this summer. My electricity bills seems very high. I've got a heat pump and an ac unit. My bill ranges from a low of $70 in the summer. To a high of $120 in the winter. My house is an Northwest cottage style built in 1943 and is around 900sf. I was wondering if some of you guys wouldn't mind chiming in with what your electric bills are. I'm looking to compare against others and get an idea of wether mine is really high or not too bad.
     
  2. peruvian_princess

    peruvian_princess Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well that sounds like a deal to me! My electric in the winter is around $70 or so in the winter and gets to be in the high $200's in the summer. I am in Georgia maybe the climate has a lot to do with it.
     
  3. PulletSurprise

    PulletSurprise Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Have you updated your windows? Lot of heat goes out the windows in the winter and heat sneaks in to make your AC run harder and longer.
     
  4. domromer

    domromer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There not original but they are crappy single pane windows from the 70's. I'd like to fix those first but it will be very spendy!
     
  5. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 17, 2008
    Poconos, PA
    I've had $40 summer bills and $100 winter bills. Then I had relatives move in and never leave... hence us moving to a new location. My winter bill this past year... $750. The bill has now dropped to $290, but I still think that is ridic.... [​IMG] I can't wait to get those solar panels, just for the 4 of us...
     
  6. Sonia

    Sonia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My electric bill runs anywhere from 200 in the summer to $400's in the winter. At the moment everything in my house is electric, furnace, hot water, stove ect. I am trying to talk DH into putting in a pellet stove but so far no go.
     
  7. pdsavage

    pdsavage Sussex Monarch

    Mar 27, 2008
    NW,Missouri
    this is from my electric web account info,now i live in and old drafty farm house so in missouri.
    Bill Date Bill Avg
    $/day Usage Days Avg
    Temp Bill Date Bill Avg
    $/day Usage Days Avg
    Temp
    05/23/08 $98.93 $3.30 1,229 30 61° 05/23/07 $80.11 $2.76 1,013 29 69°
    04/23/08 $109.27 $4.05 1,690 27 53° 04/24/07 $110.72 $3.46 1,946 32 55°
    03/27/08 $122.94 $4.24 2,009 29 43° 03/23/07 $107.66 $4.31 2,013 25 50°
    02/27/08 $149.71 $4.40 2,634 34 31° 02/26/07 $156.98 $5.06 3,121 31 28°
    01/24/08 $118.77 $4.10 1,950 29 29° 01/26/07 $155.51 $5.02 3,156 31 35°
    12/26/07 $104.74 $3.49 1,794 30 35° 12/26/06 $119.95 $4.14 2,565 29 39°
    11/26/07 $104.86 $3.08 1,797 34 49° 11/27/06 $127.47 $3.64 2,780 35 49°
    10/23/07 $78.28 $2.80 1,122 28 66° 10/23/06 $80.50 $2.52 1,436 32 59°
    09/25/07 $125.85 $3.70 1,505 34 76° 09/21/06 $98.33 $3.28 1,257 30 70°
    08/22/07 $147.62 $4.92 1,599 30 85° 08/22/06 $123.74 $4.42 1,506 28 83°
    07/23/07 $110.93 $3.96 1,181 28 78° 07/25/06 $120.00 $3.64 1,458 33 79°
    06/25/07 $116.37 $3.53 1,243 33 75° 06/22/06 $112.30 $3.87 1,359 29 77°
    Summary $1,388.27 $3.79 19,753 366 57° Summary $1,393.27 $3.83 23,610 364 58°
    This data is valid as of 06/09/08




    Change in Average Daily Usage Compared to Last Year
    This month's average daily usage 41.0 kWh/day
    12 months ago 34.9 kWh/day
    Change in monthly usage +17%
    Average change for customer class -16%
    Change in average temperature -12%
     
  8. PulletSurprise

    PulletSurprise Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Try the plastic window cover. I dont remember what its called. You put a double sided sticky tape around the window and then place a sheet of plastic over it. You can find it at Fred Meyers, Home Depot or Lowes. That should help. I have a 1950, 900 sq ft. rental in Portland that we lived in for years and our bill was high because I have those windows in there. Putting that plastic on the windows will help.
     
  9. spatcher

    spatcher Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anybody here from western NY? Niagara Falls is the home of one of the largest electrical generating stations in the world. We moved to Va two years ago. The reason? Heating bills of 450.00 a MONTH were not uncommon and that with a brand new gas furnace!!! Count your blessings.
     
  10. Miltonchix

    Miltonchix Taking a Break

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    I have 1677 sq ft. I'm on a monthly average billing of $164.65.
    My last month ACTUAL usage was $143. (average temp. was about 90 deg. with thermostat at 73)


    In the winter it can run as much as $230/mo and summer as high as $270/mo. This WAS before I had a new heat pump installed last Sept.

    I lived in Washington State for approx 25 years. I have NEVER seen electric bills as high. I had a friend in 1984/5 paying $650/mo to heat an old farm house. We were paying for WPPS (or WOOPS!! as it was nick named.) A nuclear reactor project that was moth balled after billions were spent on construction.
     

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