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post #21 of 38
My roomate always leaves his PC on and we were experimenting so he shut it off after each use for a full month. No change in our power bill really.
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post #22 of 38
Quote:
Originally Posted by Phaedrus2129 View Post
It's the air conditioning. End of story.

350W computer

vs.

1100-1600W air conditioning unit

Which is the source of your electricity bills? Hm, let me think...
i think so too, AC units use a CRAPLOAD of electricity, and if you guys just got a new one.....
post #23 of 38
Well I was going by the title of the thread
post #24 of 38
Leave your computer off for a few days and show them that they bill barely changes.
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post #25 of 38
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Well that'd kinda backfire since the whole thing wasn't even used like at all last month (I only got the RMA'ed parts about 15 days ago) and the bill/kwh increased by ~300 kwh so idk how that happened.

The "new" AC unit is about a year old. The "old" unit is about 16-20 years old...
     
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post #26 of 38
New A/C units are 30-50% more efficient than one from 15-20 years ago. If you are running the A/C 24/7 for most of the year, you really want to replace that unit, since it can easily pay for itself in under a year.


Power draw from you system would be around ~300-450w under full load, with your monitor drawing 100-120w.
post #27 of 38
Check Sam's Club for a good deal on a new G.E. air conditioner. Very affordable, you should be able to get a 12,000 BTU unit for under 300$. I think...

If they don't wanna get one, just tell them that it will pay for its self in electricity savings in just one year.
    
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post #28 of 38
Is it really that hot that you need an air conditioner? Where do you live?
post #29 of 38
Like its already been established, its your air conditioner.

I used to run 6 machines 24/7 (older machines but still), folding 24/7....and my power bill was only around $75 per month every month. With the AC running during the hot summer days (off at night).

Assuming that AC unit has to cool a large house, that would explain the large power bill. Large area to heat or cool = large bill. End of story.
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post #30 of 38
i know from dirty job that its cheaper at night to use alot of electricity as not alot of people are using it the epsiode was a iron or glass plant so check your town/states in my case ri has one elec company to see if the rate are cheaper at night.
also smart ass you say you will pay for some of the bill but you cant afford a killawatt then how do you figure you will pay 183.3333333333333 which is you part of the month bill as you use your water pump for food shower cleaning your clothes and now on to your computer help them with the bill
    
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