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Got my electricity bill for this month...(The summer time thread)

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  1. BigCiX

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    $440.....I was hoping it was under $400. Two more months of this and back to normal.
     

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    holy carp. dude. thats insane. my electric bill is never more than like 100 bucks
     
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    That's more than my rent, which includes electricity.

    Why is it so high?
     
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    house across the street.. 2 story.... about 2950 sqft.. north texas

    $575 last month
     
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    2 story 2100 sq ft. 2 kids that don't know how to turn off TV's and lights, a wife that washes almost everyday and a pool pump that has to run so many hrs a day. I'm good with the bill. Its due next month so ill drop $250 on it today then another $250 on due day. As long as its not like my buddies bill $1100.

    PG&E here in parts of California are running these so called smart meters. I think its a scam but we can't do anything about it.
     
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    Wow, North Texas here, nearly 40 days straight of 100 degree temps. Mine was $296 - 1800ft 1 story.
     
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    my electric company claims that my pool pump usage comes up to about $40 a week.
     
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    Window unit ac in the bedroom. Work all day, so there is no reason to cool the rest of the house IMO. Electric usually around $60 a month. We do have cheaper energy here than CA, but $400+ is a bit excessive IMO.
     
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    Yikes. 3,000 sq. ft. 2 story, central air, 2 fridges and a 1/2 H.P. waterfall pump running 24/7 and it rarely tops $200.
     
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    I remember my parents received an electric bill of $1,105 last summer.
     
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    JayC, I'm not far from you... I'm out near Edwards AFB. My bill came today (SCE) and it's 489. I don't normally have one over 200 in the Summer though because we fluctuate between using the swamp cooler and the central AC. But we were gone for a couple weeks and so I left the AC on for the animals that were being cared for while we were gone. Hope the animals and the care takers appreciated it! LOL!

    Just moved my daughter to Bako last weekend.... :(
     
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    i gotta few buddies out there in California City and Rosemond. I wanna replace my a/c unit cause it's still the same one that came on the house. About 90% of the homes in my neighborhood still have the original one. My house was built in 92.

    I hope your daughter enjoys bako. It country but yet modernized. This place has everything that i need except a beach
     
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    I live in CC.

    She actually loves Bako. She attends Cal State and was living in the dorms this past year for her freshman year... we decided we wanted something better for her, so we put her into an apartment. She's loving it thus far, and is loving being back in Bako (she's been 'home' for the Summer... and bored.) with all of her friends. Bako has more for her there, yet it's still close to mommy and daddy, lol.

    I grew up at the beach... Newport. Ahhhhhh..... nice.. as a kid, wouldn't wanna live there again though, visiting my 'home' is enough for me and then I get to come back to quiet roads and beautiful skies.

    Have you thought about doing a swamp cooler? I never wanted one, hated the idea. But then broke down and did it and now I'm happy we did. It has paid for itself in the first Summer. We use AC on humid days or when its over 100.... lol
     
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    i thought about it but would it be efficient for a two story house?
     
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    Yep it sure would be! You can't go the cheaper way and do a wall/window unit you would have to do as many of us have, and have it actually installed so it comes through it's own vents and such, It'll cost ya a pretty penny, but for us, by the time our last hot month (mid October) was over, it had already paid for itself. So the first Summer we didn't gain anything as all the savings really just paid back for the unit, but come the next Summer... ahhhhh it was bliss! We use to have upwards of $600 monthly bills, but averaged about 450-ish. Now, like I said before our bills are usually under 200, and hover at about 250-ish during the two hottest months when we are using the AC periodically. I run our swamp just about 24 hours, non stop, from March til October.

    Speaking of the bills... my friend sent a text late last night, said her bill was over 750! Ack!
     
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    Just had my electric bill, fortunately my employer pays it. :)
     
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    must be nice!
     
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    I feel sorry for you guys...

    My bill is $75 every month. 900 sq. ft. apartment with central air (kept ~75-77
     
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    Buckeye, AZ - just outside of the Phoenix metro area, 3000 sq foot home, 2 stories, pool, 2 air conditioning units set on programmed thermostats, 4 kids that leave everything on and like to leave doors open that air condition our backyard, a wife that leaves lights on, and 110 degree days for most of the summer, my bill this month is $490. In the winter it drops to like $100 though, just the insane heat here trying to keep the house cool and the pool blue causing stupid crazy spikes in electricity costs.
     
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    My lady's former employer's home electric bill was as high as $14,000 per month for a nearly 30,000 sq ft residence in Beverly Hills.

    My one bedroom apartment in Playa Del Rey, CA near LAX is about $70 per month on average for electricity.
     
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    Ouch. My electric bill has never been over $120.
     
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    1800 sq foot 2 bedroom condo few miles from the beach in Newport. My average bill is $60 :) don't even need the air most days and even then, it's off and the windows are open by 5pm. It's ok though, I pay a ton for rent haha
     
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    Ours was $250. We have two window ACs, plus I work from home so my computer is on all day as well as the AC. It will go way down when fall gets here but then the heating bill begins!
     

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