Originally Posted by phazer11
Actually the bill was about that high anyways and I do my part to pay for things. Be civil.
At poster above maybe it's 13c? IDK I looked at the bill and it seemed closer to $1.33 per kwh.
I couldn't find much info about the rates on our electric company's site. We're in Florida so A.C. is on all the time for both A.C. units.
16 bucks? last I checked it was a fair amount more where do you see 16?
And if you catch a sale from
(where it's normally $20.28, which is still a small price) you can also get it for $16.
Ebay can also be useful for getting one cheap.
According to this
your price per kilowatt is 11.57c/KWh.
Using some simple math (550 / .1157) you'd be using 4753.7 KWh in a month, which is outright insanity, even with A/C on. My old parents place had 2 fridges, electric heat, multiple computers running, the TV and almost every light on 24/7, and individual room A/C in the summer, and never broke over 1500, which was also pretty insane.
My sig rig will pull ~300 watts at idle. After 10 hours of being on, that's 3 KWh. Under some severe load (GPU and CPU under 100%) the load increases to 650 watts. If only the CPU is used, it'll be ~440 watts. So, if the CPU is left folding, for 24/7, I'll have used nearly 74 KWh. That is in one week. Multiply that for a month, and it's about 296 KWh. I imagine your machine won't quite pull that kind of power, but it will still use a bit.
As for the massive amount of power going through your home (supposedly, of course), I'd have to say something is very wrong. I've never met anyone, or any family, that uses that amount of power in a month, even when a half dozen computer gamers live together.