Why is my electric bill soooo high?

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by RockyToggRanch, Jan 10, 2009.

  1. RockyToggRanch

    RockyToggRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 22, 2008
    Upstate NY
    My DH got the electric bill and questioned why it's sooo high. $100. higher than normal. Well of course I blamed it on the daughter home from college for the month! Hmmmm...or could it be the 3 heatlamps, stock tank de icer, goldfish pond de-icer, heated water bowl, heated water bucket, and extra lights in the barn all day???
    Oh, and the incubator..

    My hobby can be expensive...but I could just go to the casino and blow it instead, right?
     
  2. cluckychick

    cluckychick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 29, 2008
    South of KCMO
    I'm with you, lets go. My electric bill was $100 more this month to [​IMG]
     
  3. Omran

    Omran Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 26, 2008
    Bagdad KY
    Quote:All of the above could be what made the bill highr, Our home is also has an electric furnace and in winter our electric bill goes up the roof, so three years ago I went to the electric company and asked them to put me on Budget, and they agreed now I pay the same $$ amount every month through out the year and every year the Electric company send me a check back for about $10.

    Omran
     
  4. Farmer Kitty

    Farmer Kitty Flock Mistress

    Sep 18, 2007
    Wisconsin
    Tell him you have someone who will exchange electric bills! Ours is $494.49-might as well say $500. We have a dairy farm but, it is high this month. All the deep freezer weather we've been having and having to run the heaters in the milk house is rough.
     
  5. imfowl

    imfowl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Any device with a heating element pulls a lot of current. These devices are basically a "dead short" through a resistive coil or element. Looks like you have a lot of heat producing devices. You can greatly reduce your usage by running these as less as possible. I know its kind of hard in the winter, but any little bit helps.[​IMG]
     
  6. tabsmonsters

    tabsmonsters Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ours was a $100 higher than last month as well. It shocked us because it wasn't that cold, we were out of town for 5 days thus the heat was turned down and appliances were off. Supposedly our elect. company instituted the price increase that was supposed to hit last summer. It really stinks.
     
  7. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    Wow. And I was complaining about a $40.00 electric bill. I have nothing to complain about.
     
  8. imfowl

    imfowl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    $40.00 in opelousas? Since Gustav, mine has been $600.00 a month on average for a 3br 2ba house!
     
  9. jvls1942

    jvls1942 Overrun With Chickens

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    I figure it costs $50.oo per person per month on top of what heat and lights normally costs.. we have electric water heater, kitchen stove 2 refrigerators and 3 large freezers.. not to mention incubators, heating lamps and brooders.. we ru about $500.oo/Month

    and it has been exceptionally cool this winter as an average..
     
  10. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    Hey imfowl. Yes, that is my electric bill. I am on Slemco. Slemco is a great company. But...............I also have gas as well but my gas bill usually runs about $18.00. I live in a 4 bedroom 2 bath home. I guess living alone helps with the utilities. But then I'm obsessed with making sure that unnecessary lights and other things are turned off. I also keep unnecessary things unplugged.
     

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