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Old 07-03-2008, 12:00 AM   #1
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611 freaking dollars this month!!!! Good god, so much for buying anything for a few months. Funny thing is the house i am about to move into is 3 1/2 times the size and its electric was on 300 this last month. Stupid POS house, and this is with the thermostat on 80 all day.

 
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Old 07-03-2008, 12:08 AM   #2
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Man, that is ridiculous. I have an old farted out 25 year old house with crappy insullation and it's all Electric and this months bill is $288. Now inside I have a 2 refrigerators, a kegerator, and a 21 cu. ft. upright frost free freezer. In the garage, I have two chest freezers and a fridge, and a fridge down at the barn. The A/C is set to 76 during the day and 72 from 10 PM to 6 AM. Oh yeah, an electric hot water heater too.

Something is wrong with what's going on at your place.

 
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Old 07-03-2008, 12:15 AM   #3
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I'm just about close to you Ed...$266.



Ryan...take a walk around your house to see if any of the neighbors are plugged into your place???
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Old 07-03-2008, 12:21 AM   #4
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...Ryan...take a walk around your house to see if any of the neighbors are plugged into your place???
I agree something has to be wrong. I'd even think about getting an electrician in to find out where all the power is going. Either that or your power provider is worse than cellular service providers up here in Canada!
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Old 07-03-2008, 12:39 AM   #5
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Sound like your neighbor might be running an extension cord from your place to his growhouse when your not looking

that bill sucks
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Old 07-03-2008, 12:41 AM   #6
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when you put an air conditioner in a window remember to make sure it blows towards the inside of the house.

 
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Old 07-03-2008, 12:49 AM   #7
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Yeah, we even had an air conditioner guy come out a few weeks back, cause I think the aid conditioner is FUBARED, but he said its just an old unit and probebly fine, all the lazy ass did was look at the filter (Which I replace every month) and felt the vents and said looks good to me. Even though the house struggles to stay at 80. Oh well I move to the new nice house next weekend. Just sucks cause that is a **** ton of money for jack ****.

 
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Old 07-03-2008, 12:49 AM   #8
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Sorry abt the bill ...

Take an informal energy audit ... or hire an electrician. But first call the utility ... the meter may be wrong ...do you think they care ??

We rented a place years ago where the owner had 2 space heaters running 24/7 in a crawl space to keep the pipes from freezing .... $500+ electric bill ... we got the electric company to come in, and they discovered the mystery heaters..BIG issue with landlord, who refused to pay etc ... (I just shut the heaters off)..
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Old 07-03-2008, 01:30 AM   #9
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I guess there is only one thing to do then. DRINK warm beer. Yes turn that kegorator off and enjoy those suds warm in a warm house.

 
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Old 07-03-2008, 02:22 AM   #10
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$611! That's 3/4 of my retirement income.

Insulation is your friend. Before I moved in, the average winter month (electric heat) was $300-400. This is for 1050 sq.ft. Tripled the insulation in the attic (R-40), put R-19 in the floor, wrapped all of the air ducts & installed the best 2-ton heat pump available. I think the $8,000 investment is paid off already; haven't seen a bill over $95 and I have A/C now.
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