Increase in electric bill after running incubator?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by LegginMF12, Dec 24, 2011.

  1. LegginMF12

    LegginMF12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Has any body noticed a marked increase in their electric bill after hatching a batch of eggs. My bill more than doubled. I checked my bill for
     
  2. Elite Silkies

    Elite Silkies Overrun With Chickens

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    Yes, my bators and my heat lamps increase my electric bill quite a bit.
     
  3. chickened

    chickened Overrun With Chickens

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    Yep, and the heat lamps add up also. I use almost air tight brooders to cut back on heat loss from the brooders.
     
  4. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    oh yes! Check the usage on your electronics..tells you exactly how much they use...some are minimal while others suck you dry!
     
  5. LegginMF12

    LegginMF12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My bill doubled! EEK! ( up by $55.00)
     
  6. williamsl77

    williamsl77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Our incubators are low voltage. Haven't gotten a bill since we started incubating, but my husband did some preliminary calculations and said it should be minimal. Will have to check!!
     
  7. adillenal

    adillenal Out Of The Brooder

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    My electric bill went down the past two months due to not running the AC since it is now winter and I am keeping the thermostat turned down low. We are all electric. I ran the incubator for weeks trying to get it set before I got eggs and I have two batches less than 6 weeks old with heat lamps in two different locations. So I cannot say that I have seen an increase in usage of electricity running an incubator and heat lamps.
     
  8. ChestnutRidge

    ChestnutRidge Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I switched to an EcoGlow to save money over running my heat lamp. I do notice an increase (eta: in usage) from running the incubator, but it's not had a noticeable impact on the monthly bill (budget plan.)
     
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  9. ga_goat

    ga_goat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My bill went up about 20 on the last hatch about 10%
     
  10. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Yes, of course. It is similar to leaving a heating appliance on. Heat lamps, when brooding?? OH yes. Have to figure the cost of electricity into this whole chicken thing. [​IMG]
     

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