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  1. #14
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    Low end is $120, high end around $190. 1300 sq. ft. cape cod, 13 SEER HP, 5 people. It used to be higher before the new heat pump, clothes dryer and dishwasher. Just got a new fridge and washer and installed a programable thermostat also; hope they'll help bring it down a little more. I'm sure my water heater costs are tremendous and that's old. I've gotta read my incoming water temp this weekend while it's cold to see what size heater I would need if I go to an instantaneous one. I might not have enough power for it. Lights and 6 TV's stay on a lot.

  2. #15
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    I was talking to a rep from our electric utility and he explained to me that the rate we are charged is based on the highest days usage in a month They used to adjust this monthly but they now only adjust it annualy. So if they take your highest day in august and base your electric charge on that day , thats what you pay all year

    Ill bet Enron came up with that one


    he advised that if you do a peak load test , to call the utility ahead of time so they wont adjust the charge

  3. #16
    Originally posted by tlcartman
    $18 in the winter, $24 in the summer. duel fuel tstat set @74 winter, 70 in the summer
    WHAT???? No way!!!! what kind of place you got??

  4. #17
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    $40 month, oil hot water baseboard heat, electric stove and electric dryer.

  5. #18
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    I don't know how the hell you guys have such low utility bills. Mine run in the neighborhood of $200. 25 year old York furnace and 25 year old Westinghouse c/a. Kids running in and out all ours of the day, dog and cat wanting in and out. Every light in the house has to be on. What else......oh yeah my son and I have to stare into the refrigerator every 15 minutes to see if any new food has appeared that we may have missed.



    Did I shut the garage door this morning??

  6. #19
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    Originally posted by mattm
    I don't know how the hell you guys have such low utility bills. Mine run in the neighborhood of $200. 25 year old York furnace and 25 year old Westinghouse c/a. Kids running in and out all ours of the day, dog and cat wanting in and out. Every light in the house has to be on. What else......oh yeah my son and I have to stare into the refrigerator every 15 minutes to see if any new food has appeared that we may have missed.



    Did I shut the garage door this morning??

    We don't live in a castle like you.

  7. #20
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    Originally posted by mattm
    I don't know how the hell you guys have such low utility bills. Mine run in the neighborhood of $200. 25 year old York furnace and 25 year old Westinghouse c/a. Kids running in and out all ours of the day, dog and cat wanting in and out. Every light in the house has to be on. What else......oh yeah my son and I have to stare into the refrigerator every 15 minutes to see if any new food has appeared that we may have missed.



    Did I shut the garage door this morning??
    Mattm; I beleave that $200.00 of that was you watching porno's or cartoons and the rest was to keep the kids quiet.
    "Nothing else can poison our culture, corrupt our society or ruin the character of our people like unearned money or unearned opportunity." -- James R. Cook

    "Fooling around with alternating current is just a waste of time. Nobody will use it, ever." Thomas Edison, 1889.

  8. #21
    Originally posted by mattm
    Mine run in the neighborhood of $200.

    OK Matt - what ya growing???

  9. #22
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    Originally posted by Boiling Point
    Originally posted by tlcartman
    $18 in the winter, $24 in the summer. duel fuel tstat set @74 winter, 70 in the summer
    WHAT???? No way!!!! what kind of place you got??
    1500 sq ft., i know of houses much larger than mine with simular bills.



    in 1963 the local county owned electric generating dam, and power company was sold. part of the deal was that the buyer could offer lower rates. if the buyer could lower your rate you were placed on their rate, if not you remained on the old rate. before the buyer could get everyone on to their rate, the coal miners went on strike driving up the cost of electricity. the rate never came back down, so all of the houses and businesses that were on the old rate are still there today. i'm thinking that with new windows, more insulation, and new appliances i might be able to get my bill down to $10 a month.
    i wanted to put a picture here

  10. #23
    DANG!!!! Never move!!! You gotta love that. I have a really long extension cord............. Matt can use some help too.

    [Edited by Boiling Point on 03-04-2005 at 04:28 PM]

  11. #24
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    We are charged more than that monthly as the "Availability Fee". In other words, just to have it available. That (for NG) is 11.00 at home and 24.00 at my business.

  12. #25
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    $55 average (45-70)for elec, about $34 for propane. All gas house-water heater,dryer, 80% furnace, stove.
    Col 3:23


    questions asked, answers received, ignorance abated

  13. #26
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    It's been $47 for the past four months. Unbelieveable for winter. But then, I don't consider the south to have much of a winter. Townhouse, all electric, single.
    Get back to work.

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