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post #1 of 42 Old 03-10-2015, 04:51 PM Thread Starter
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Just got our electric bill...

Not bad. $56.00 for the month. We have natural gas appliances; water heater, boiler, clothes dryer and cooking range/oven. Last month's gas bill was $126 and electric was $58. I'm satisfied with those numbers. They could be lots worse.
We turn the heat down to 66°at night and 70° during the day.

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$707 for me, that hurts.


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Not bad. $56.00 for the month. We have natural gas appliances; water heater, boiler, clothes dryer and cooking range/oven. Last month's gas bill was $126 and electric was $58. I'm satisfied with those numbers. They could be lots worse.
We turn the heat down to 66°at night and 70° during the day.
I made myself get used to wearing an extra layer (sweatshirt usually, or fleece vest) when in the house and I am quite comfortable now with 66 or 67 degrees sometimes it feels even a bit warm. I turn it to 62 when I'm gone for 9 hrs to work. When I get home it recovers pretty good.

I had expected everything (propane and electric) to be higher because of demand, it's been so cold, but I too was not shocked with my bill. I realize the gas was less because I ran the temp lower, but had expected a sharp increase in electric, it wasn't as bad as the media hyped it to be. Thankfully !

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DO YOU read by candlelight?????????????
All CFL bulbs or LED. No incandescent except for bath/mirror lights.
We don't have a TV to watch (about 25 yrs now) and mostly listen to radio.
And yes, we do a heck of a lot of reading but CFL's and LED's are pretty effecient. When we signed up for power West Penn Power gave us a bunch of free CFL bulbs and a couple LED night lights. Our meter is by the garage entrance, on a side wall and I always notice it. Sometimes it's hard to tell if it's moving. We both turn off lights when we leave a room and the house is dark as the inside of a cow when we go to bed except for a couple night lights in the bed room and bath. We're not miserly or inconveniencing ourselves in any way. If we need a light we're not at all hesitant to use it. Just careful.

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$707 for me, that hurts.
All electric?

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i use oil for heat. if i had an extra 15k i would convert to gas.
when gas prices dropped like a rock i assumed oil would go down.
went down a few pennies but not like the price of gas went down and with this super cold winter i paid more this year than any year.
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i use oil for heat. if i had an extra 15k i would convert to gas.
when gas prices dropped like a rock i assumed oil would go down.
went down a few pennies but not like the price of gas went down and with this super cold winter i paid more this year than any year.
How/why would it cost that much? Isn't it just a matter'of replacing your oil device with a natural gas device?

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$127 for last month. 68 during the day and 64 while we sleep (0 hours till 0600)

Only been in this house (45 years young) a year but my winter gas bills are 1/3 of what they were in my old house (13 years old). Just shows that older was definately built better

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$56 for electric and $126 for gas? That is super low. Congrats!
How large is your home, and how old?
My state just had its coldest month in recorded history and my 96 year old father paid about $250 to heat his eighty year old under insulated 900 square foot home with natural gas.
I paid $312 to heat my home with two natural gas furnaces, gas cooktop, gas water heater, and gas dryer as well.
But my house is eight years old, well insulated, and slightly more than four times larger than his. Size makes a difference, but energy efficiency can offset a lot of that. Especially with newer construction methods, and high efficiency furnaces.

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