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View Poll Results: What is your monthly summer electricity bill?
under $50 18 11.32%
$50-$100 46 28.93%
$100-$150 34 21.38%
$150-$200 26 16.35%
$200-$250 15 9.43%
$250-$300 8 5.03%
$300-$350 4 2.52%
more than $350 8 5.03%
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#1 of 49 Old 08-06-2005, 12:26 PM - Thread Starter
 
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What is your monthly summer electricity bill?
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#2 of 49 Old 08-06-2005, 04:36 PM
 
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Our water and electric are on one bill and don't know the monthly breakdown, but we are pretty consistant through out the year at about $120/ month.
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electric is $60 summer, $25 spring, we have gas for the water heater so add $30 per month for total charge. We live in a 1000 sq ft, 2br apartment and Dh like it to be a cold as possible at night (around 60*).
We haven't lived here during winter.

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The one I have to mail this week is for $97.

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Ha! In the WINTER (which is our low-electric bill season) we get below $200... sometimes. Summer is always over $300... sigh. We won't talk about this month....

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Has been running about $60-70 but will be higher this month as I have used our AC a few days. That is our gas/electric combined.
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Ours had been down to around $130 for the last couple months, down from ~$165 or so in the winter, but we've been running A/C a lot recently.
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Ours is usually around $65.00.... this month was $121.00 ... last month $140. Summer stinks!
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My bill ranges between 40-50 year round. This next one will be our first full one with a swamp cooler so we will see how it changes. Should not be to big of a jump.

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$30 Canadian/month.

We don't have an air conditioner.
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#11 of 49 Old 08-15-2005, 03:40 PM
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It's been in the $90 range the past few months.
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We just bought our first house & rcv'd our first bill (for 15 days) because of the closing date, & it was for $76!!!! We havn't run any AC And everything else has been minimal! We do have an elec hot water heater. And run a dehumidifier all the time! In CT we pay $0.13/kwh, but after speaking with friends in CT this is way high without AC! We are getting rid of the elec water heater when we redo the whole heating system SOON! I'll let you know if that helps.
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We're on a budget plan so we pay the same each month. We're paying $194 until the spring when they redo it(unless they redo power in the fall, I can never remember if it's gas or power they do twice). Our actual usage was $126, though only $49 of that was the actual cost of power. Our distributions charges are higher than what we pay for power, and dh wonders why I want to go solar/wind/anything else.
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this month ours was $340!!! we live in a bedroom townhome (upstairs/downstairs), about 1100 sq ft. it's never been this high, and the lame things is that frankly, it's still hot in our house, so much so that i have to spend the afternoons downstairs with the baby, because i am afraid he's going to get overheated upstairs. i live in texas.

i try to be careful about turning the lights off etc, but we can't go without ac, especially with the baby. he's pretty hot natured, and almost never wears clothes as it is.

i can't wait until we can afford to move into a home of our own. i hate our apartment. it's way too expensive ($805 a month, poorly insulated, and i hate stairs.)
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$91 this last month with AC. In the winter, without AC it's about $45-$50.
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last month it was $140 this month $180
its the window ac's thats making it so high but with the heat ya gotta have something!
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Our is about $40 a month for a 3 level apartment (not sure of square footage). I feel we could cut down more. We live close to the ocean and take advantage of the summer breezes
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Wow, electric is sooo much cheaper in Canada!
We live in a tiny one bedroom apt. no AC and super frugal in our electric usage. Still, our bill is about $30 to $40 in the spring/summer/fall, for winter we usually pay about $80-$90.
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Last month was $46, this month is $94. not sure why the huge difference, though. :

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90 something but we live in a really hot climate (inland) so we use the a/c. I keep the ceiling fans on and the a/c set to 79. The most it was was 118 last summer but that was really high for us, its usually 90 ish in the summer.

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It is included in my rent here. But I have no air conditioning so I am sure it is not all that bad.

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nitemare, where it texas do you live? I am about 20 minutes north of DFW airport. Our bill for ONE WEEK was 50 bucks~ prorated because of closing date. Hopefully that is not the norm, because the first week we had electric, we were steaming off wallpaper, painting with friends (keeping the air way down) and for a few days we didn't have a cap on the dryer hole in the wall thingy, so air was just pouring out until I realized it.
If this 1st full months bill is less than 200 I will be thrilled. :-(
Granted the winter should be nothing, because we won't even need the heat on for for then the coldest 6-8 weeks, and then I will have the doors and windos open all fall and spring.

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$55 to $75, the month I used more AC was the month I paid less. Its really weird......
BTW, I live in a 2 bedroom apartment.

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Last month was 89.00, this month 83.00. It has been horribly hot here this summer, and I know we were using the ac too darn much, also we have a sunporch that is not cooled/heated which is now being used as an office by my dp, which means that the door is open alot and we're cooling a really hot space. It has gotten cooler here, and I'm crossing my fingers that it sticks. I turn off lights all over the place, but I feel like I'm getting nowhere. That bill is two months overdue right now, and it's not the only one.
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We do "budget billing" so that our bill is the same year round. They average out your electric use throughout the year and then divide it by twelve, so your bills aren't outrageously high in the summer. I pride myself on my frugal habits, but I must have air conditioning during the summer - so our bill is $91 all year long. I try to keep the temperature reasonable in here, but I refuse to suffer from the heat. I know it's a luxury, but I figure I scrimp in other areas so that I can enjoy cool temperatures inside the house.
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I'm on a budget plan too, and my payment is $40/month year round. I have not used my AC for the past two years though - when I was running the AC it was $53/month year round.

My gas bill, on the other hand, is HUGE!
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Here in hot and humid Orlando, my bill is usually around $230 in the summer, though my most recent bill was $260. My ds has environmental allergies so, unfortunately, we run the a/c even when we could otherwise open the windows (March and October - not anytime in the summer!).
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Usually it is just bit over $50/month. We don't have AC, that helps a lot.

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about $30/month. We pay extra for blocks of green power, so that's higher than regular rates. (No AC).

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rates keep going up. Our bill is three times what it was just four years ago, same house, and we have bought more efficient appliances.
But winter is when our bill goes through the roof. Hopefully next winter won't be so bad, we are getting central heat and air installed as soon as this loan goes through.
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