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Electric update

July 15th, 2009 at 06:12 am

Again, because I am running a room AC this year instead of the central AC, I am keeping an eagle's eye on my electric bill.

The electric bill finally came in this morning, and the total was $69.75.

To me, that's really high, but 2008 cost $108.43, and 2007 cost $83.07. So, there has been some savings, but not as wide of a gap as last month's bill.

This, despite the fact that I also have a small home theater setup now, which means I've personally consumed more electricity than in the previous years. Apparently though, that's still not as demanding as running central AC.

3 Responses to “Electric update”

  1. Caoineag Says:

    I don't think that's bad at all. Mine was $53 with no a/c and I am betting all of my appliances are newer than yours (I didn't have a single appliance that worked when I moved in) so are lighter on the energy usage. Definitely important to watch though, back when we had a/c at the apartment, August was the cringe month for me.

  2. Aleta Says:

    You might have to consider the high temps that we have had this year.

    Do you leave it on automatic all day until you come home? We have saved money by turning it up to the highese temp and it never comes on in the day and when we do come in and turn it on, it's usually cool in 20 minutes and I'm talking central Air. Or maybe a timer that would turn it on before you come home. I have read that using material at the bottom of the door saves alot of electricity from escaping. We also leave the blinds down too.

    We used to live in a house where one of the rooms had a southwest exposure and it FLA, that's the worst room for heat. We bought insulated draperies and that fixed alot of the problem.

  3. Broken Arrow Says:

    Yeah, I don't turn on the AC until I get home. However, blocking the bottom of the door is a good idea. I'll look into that today! Thanks!

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