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Originally Posted by firestorm1 View Post
during the summer and winter, rates tend to go up. especially here. seems my electric bill is the cheapest between march-may and then the latter part of sept to mid october.
That called "weather".
Your not really paying to heat or cool your home / apt / whatever during those times of the year.
    
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I'd kill for a $150 bill...
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I don't get how your bills can be so high. I live in a 2400sq foot house... It's one story and against a hill in the shade so I don't need AC ever but still. And it's not like our per unit is cheap in the bay area.
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My electric bill actually dropped...however, our house has a gas furnace and stove so the other shoe may still drop
    
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I don't get how your bills can be so high. I live in a 2400sq foot house... It's one story and against a hill in the shade so I don't need AC ever but still. And it's not like our per unit is cheap in the bay area.
Well, some of it is where you live (I grew up in the bay area, and my parents still live there, so I understand that climate). For the most part, AC units are rare in the bay area. You also have to remember that you heat is probably gas, so remember to add some to your bills, particularly in the winter months to make up for that difference.

I know that here in Florida, everything, and I mean everything, is electric. At least in this part of this state, there is no public gas service, if you have gas appliances you have a tank in your yard (hopefully buried.)

So in the summer, with ambient highs in the 90s and ambient lows in the 80s, it's easy to wrack up an electric bill in the $250 - $300 range. Particularly if the AC is old, the structure you're living in is not well insulated, or you like the inside temps to stay in the low 70s all the time. Ditto in the winter. My bill for last January (when we had two straight weeks of very cold weather) looked more like my August bill.

Some of the factors that go into a high bills like that may be outside of everyone's ability to control (for instance those living in apartments have little say over the efficiency of their units or the way the buildings are insulated) or there are financial constraints ($2,000 - $5,000 for a new high efficiency AC or a project probably in the same range to improve insulation might not be feasible for everyone.)

A simple programmable thermostat from a hardware store ($50 - $100) does help alot as do some other basic things, but even with them high bills are still very possible without being extravagant about keeping your home at a comfortable temperature. Not everyone is blessed by living in a remarkably temperate climate.
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post #26 of 51
Elec bill here in the summer is usually around 250/mo with A/C set to 75 which is shut off at 8pm and my sig rig running almost 24/7 and gas in winter hits 450/mo thermostat set to 63 during the day and 66 from 5-10pm then back to 63...I would like to upgrade insulation but with this economy we just can't afford it last year we replaced the roof. and the house was built in 1973 so it shouldn't be that bad anyway but the bills tell a dif story ( running gas powered forced hot water and yes I dust out the baseboards every year..we do also run the fireplace in the winter to help offset the gas usage.. ( didn't get a chance to get a fireback this year ) I hear we get 30% more heat back into the house instead of up the chimney....

Edit: I forgot to mention I am in New England ( although I just realized I have that info on the left lol
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Gotta love bills -- What would you do with $150 extra a month to spend on your computer?
     
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post #28 of 51
save it.

yay for $100 bill
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Lol @pchow05 ditto, Our elec bills here is around $100 also.
   
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I had 4 months in a row of $375+ electric bills this summer, and my house is only 1400 sq ft, and I never set the thermostat for my AC below 78ºF!
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