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Old 12-17-2015, 01:17 PM
 
Location: MMU->ABE->ATL->ASH
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How deep is your well, How big is the Pump?

220V @ 3.3 Amps running around 10mins per hour 18hours a day = Almost 4000KwH a month
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Old 12-17-2015, 01:21 PM
 
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How deep is your well, How big is the Pump?

220V @ 3.3 Amps running around 10mins per hour 18hours a day = Almost 4000KwH a month
I have no idea. I just bought the house earlier this year and the well is one area that I have not explored. But I can tell you all water was shut off, including the well, and we had a 6000kw month. I would find it hard to believe the well is the culprit.
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Old 12-17-2015, 01:26 PM
 
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Where was the Pipe Break?

Could the 6000KwH be a timing issue with the pipe break vs the billing cycle?

In the circuit breaker box does the well breaker use "2" slots?

How was the water turned off during the Pipe Break, Was the breaker flipped off?
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Old 12-17-2015, 01:42 PM
 
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Walmart has them dirt cheap. $2.50 normally Great Value LED Light Bulb 8.5W (60W Equivalent) A19 (E26), Soft White - Walmart.com but sometimes on sale under $2.

I have a few of them in my house and they are plenty bright.
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Old 12-17-2015, 02:47 PM
 
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Costco also carries them at a reasonable sum. Usually come in a 3 pack. Can't recall the exact price, but they seemed reasonable. They carry both types, recessed ceiling and regular for lamps, and fans.
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Old 12-17-2015, 03:17 PM
 
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Where was the Pipe Break?

Could the 6000KwH be a timing issue with the pipe break vs the billing cycle?

In the circuit breaker box does the well breaker use "2" slots?

How was the water turned off during the Pipe Break, Was the breaker flipped off?
I had lots of broken pipes when I bought the house. It was a foreclosure and it was not weatherized properly. The breaker was turned off completely and all water valves were off in the house. It is just one breaker for the well pump.

Only thing that was running that month (February) was two heat pumps and the baseboard heat in basement.
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Old 12-17-2015, 04:38 PM
 
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BaseBoard Electric resistance Heaters suck Power , Heating the basement to around 40f to keep the pipes from freezing (again) can draw alot of Watts.

Heat Pumps are not very efficient once it gets to cold. Once it get to cold the heat pump unit more or less use electric resistance heating. (The same as the Baseboard units)

Be very scared this winter .... It going to be bad for the electric bill.

Is the Heat Pump inside unit "Forced Hot Air"? You may want to look into replacing the heating unit to Gas Forced Hot Air.
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Old 12-17-2015, 07:12 PM
 
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It might be worth checking with your utility company or relevant state agency. Where I live (Oregon) you can get LED lights, faucet aerators, and shower heads for free.

(Well, they're not really free, but you pay whether or not you take advantage of the program.)
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Old 12-17-2015, 07:16 PM
 
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BaseBoard Electric resistance Heaters suck Power , Heating the basement to around 40f to keep the pipes from freezing (again) can draw alot of Watts.

Heat Pumps are not very efficient once it gets to cold. Once it get to cold the heat pump unit more or less use electric resistance heating. (The same as the Baseboard units)

Be very scared this winter .... It going to be bad for the electric bill.

Is the Heat Pump inside unit "Forced Hot Air"? You may want to look into replacing the heating unit to Gas Forced Hot Air.
I am not heating the basement now. I might just have to lower the thermostat more. It has been relatively warm this year. I am not looking forward to any cold.
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Old 12-17-2015, 08:32 PM
 
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Call your electric company and arrange for an energy audit.
If they do't offer that, then find a local energy audit specialist and pay the $200+ for the audit.
Light bulbs are not your problem.
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