Thank You (Electric bill)

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by fosterchick, Mar 16, 2009.

  1. fosterchick

    fosterchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    I would like to thank everyone on this board with your ideas on how to save on my electric bill. My bill was always between $220 and $230 a month. I stopped using the dryer. I hung my laundry in the house. Because of this I didn't have to use the humidifer too. I also start to wash all my clothes on the quick cycle. (it works all of our clothes came out clean even the kids) I also started to run the dishwasher on a quick cycle. I try to cook in the crock pot as much as possible. Well the end result is a smaller light bill. It is now down to $120 I am so happy.
     
  2. Karlachix

    Karlachix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's awesome! Congratulations.
     
  3. Cajunsamoan

    Cajunsamoan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow, that's a big difference. Congratulations. [​IMG]
     
  4. fosterchick

    fosterchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thanks and the great thing is that except for hang the laundry, everything else we did doesn't seem to affect any of us at all.
     
  5. Cajunsamoan

    Cajunsamoan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That sounds great! Maybe I will start trying some of these things too.
     
  6. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    Fantastic!

    Do you have the drying cycle on the dishwasher turned off? Sometimes you have to just disconnect the heating element. Interestingly to me, I found the dishes dry just as fast if you open the DW as soon as it stops running and pull the shelves out.
     
  7. fosterchick

    fosterchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have never used the dry cycle on my dishwasher. And just think that I thought I was saving on the bill. I didn't think that I could still get it down with a family of 8. All I can think about is the amount of money that will go into savings for a rain day
     
  8. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    I too used suggestions here for my astronomical water bill and went from $250 to $100 a month! BYC'ers are the best!!!
     

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