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folding is not that big of a problem specialy when its winter. during summer ppl have 1-3 air condioners in their homes and they take use amount of watts compare to a PC so overall folding will only cost 5bucks more than what you pay monthly

then why did op say hes paying extra 60-100 seems substantial
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Sweeden: 27.34

Welcome to "Sweeden". thumb.gif
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I have a furnace that uses Natural Gas, and a natural gas line piped to my house. Much cheaper than heating my home with electricity smile.gif
    
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I use my rig to heat my living room. 2x6850s folding add a few degrees!
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post #15 of 71
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folding is not that big of a problem specialy when its winter. during summer ppl have 1-3 air condioners in their homes and they take use amount of watts compare to a PC so overall folding will only cost 5bucks more than what you pay monthly

Depends where you are and how much you fold. Mklvotep used to have bills of $500 because of folding.

I would say that if it only costs you 5 bucks either you're very lucky or you're not folding enough (probably both) :-p
     
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I have a furnace that uses Natural Gas, and a natural gas line piped to my house. Much cheaper than heating my home with electricity smile.gif

Natural gas is only useful for BBQ'ing
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Natural gas is only useful for BBQ'ing

Well Pennsylvania has a lot of coal and a lot of natural gas. Problem is our former governor didn't particularly like burning coal so prices of electricity went up...new governor doesn't hate it as much so we will see tongue.gif

I think we should get all of the folders together and push for a tax write off on the amount of electricity used towards folding! rolleyes.gif
    
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Natural gas is only useful for BBQ'ing

Well Pennsylvania has a lot of coal and a lot of natural gas. Problem is our former governor didn't particularly like burning coal so prices of electricity went up...new governor doesn't hate it as much so we will see tongue.gif

I think we should get all of the folders together and push for a tax write off on the amount of electricity used towards folding! rolleyes.gif

So basically a tax-break for folding/BOINC. When we all get together, I'll bring my Bulldozer Rig, we can overclock it, start it folding and use that as a BBQ ROFL
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post #19 of 71
I am taken aback by how expensive energy is in Germany and Sweden. Is there a reason?

This was a nice read because the major thing keeping me from folding seriously atm is the cost. It is hard to justify. However, I guess I should count myself lucky in the USA.


Greater Oklahoma City Electric Rates: (for anyone interested in OKC)
  • Customer charge: $13.00 per customer per month
  • Energy charge:
  • Summer season (June - Sept) - First 1400 kWh per month: 8.40 cents per kWh, additional kWh: 9.68 cents
  • Winter season (Nov - April) - First 600 kWh per month: 8.40 cents per kWh, additional kWh: 4.71 cents
  • Shoulder season (May and October) - All kWh per month: 8.40 cents per kWh

If I build now I could start really taking advantage of winter pricing.
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i quit folding a while back and my power bill went down by over 100 bucks a month... dont give me that $5 crap. i was using almost that much a day.
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