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Unread 02-27-2009, 05:39 AM
 
Location: Fort Mohave AZ
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Good stuff! I like this one best.
That is just beautiful. We are so lucky to live where we can work on a tan and go to the snow just 20 minutes either way . . .
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Unread 03-01-2009, 06:51 AM
 
Location: The #1 sunshine state, Arizona.
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Thanks for posting the snow pics. The rains have brought wild flowers and greenery to the desert. I stay in Mohave Valley for the winter months.
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Unread 03-03-2009, 07:04 PM
 
Location: Maple Lake, MN
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That is just beautiful. We are so lucky to live where we can work on a tan and go to the snow just 20 minutes either way . . .

Yes you are!!!
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Unread 09-24-2009, 09:44 PM
 
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I've been reading with interest all you have said about your electric bills. I am relocating from Phoenix to BHC - probably the first of the year - a transfer with my company. I was renting an older mobile home here last summer and my A/C bills were $300 to $400 during summer months - nearly what I was paying my friend to rent it! The air conditioner was very old, and I doubt the place was insulated or double-paned as the newer MHs are. Thank you all for the information.
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Unread 09-25-2009, 07:08 AM
 
Location: Mesa, Az
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I've been reading with interest all you have said about your electric bills. I am relocating from Phoenix to BHC - probably the first of the year - a transfer with my company. I was renting an older mobile home here last summer and my A/C bills were $300 to $400 during summer months - nearly what I was paying my friend to rent it! The air conditioner was very old, and I doubt the place was insulated or double-paned as the newer MHs are. Thank you all for the information.
That I do believe............remember too that BHC runs about 5-7 degrees hotter in the summer compared to the Phx area.
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Unread 09-25-2009, 08:01 AM
 
Location: Spots Wyoming
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I read these threads kind of wondering and comparing.

I live in a small cabin along the river up here in Wyoming. The cabin is all electric. I have central air. July, my electric was $27.60. August was $32.50. I have the air set at 72 degrees. But we certainly don't have the temps that Bullhead does. My inlaws used to live there and we visited often. Man, I did not look forward to those visits. hahah
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Unread 09-25-2009, 08:20 AM
 
Location: FL
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Ummm, not to be rude, but - if ya can't take the heat, get the hell outta the fire!!!!!!!
I used to live in Tucson - during their record breakers in fact - 112 to 115 everyday - so I know heat!
Whoever said swamp coolers don't work above 100, ummm - are you from the north or something????????
AC does not work in under 20% humidity.
I repeat -
AC does NOT work in under 20% humidity.
And swamp coolers don't work well above it.
So yes, if it is monsoon season & you're trying to use your swamp cooler, um....
I kept (as I do here in Miami as well) my temp at 80!!!
My winter bills in Tucson were waaaaay higher than my summer bills!
Even here, I turn on heat when it drops below 70 out.
So again - if you don't like/can't take the heat - WHY THE HELL WOULD YOU LIVE IN FL OR AZ??????????????

Ok, rant complete.
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Unread 09-25-2009, 08:31 AM
 
Location: Fort Mohave AZ
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up here in Wyoming. The cabin is all electric. I have central air. July, my electric was $27.60. August was $32.50. I have the air set at 72 degrees.
Heaven! What are your heating bills?

I agree with AZ Bear about the temps being EVEN hotter here than Metro AZ and add that the insulation and materials in the structure will make a huge difference in utility bills. Even which direction the home faces will impact power bills. It's not just a Feng Shui thing . . .
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Unread 09-25-2009, 08:54 AM
 
Location: San Jose, CA
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AC does not work in under 20% humidity.
Absolute nonsense! You think everybody in AZ has a swamp cooler here or is hot all summer long? Rubbish. I don't know anybody who has a swamp cooler. No modern home has them as far as I know.
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Unread 09-25-2009, 05:19 PM
 
Location: SoCal desert
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AC does not work in under 20% humidity.
I repeat -
AC does NOT work in under 20% humidity.
I'm on the other side of your western state line.
At 103 degrees and 8% humidity today.
AC is working fine.
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