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Old 06-16-2010, 12:28 PM
 
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How much did you spend on electricity last month? I spent $105 for a 2 story house. is that low or high?
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Old 06-16-2010, 12:34 PM
 
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Very LOW!

I spent around $130. What is your thermostat level? Do you have ceiling fans?
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Old 06-16-2010, 12:48 PM
 
Location: Katy
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My bill jumped up to $133 last month.
It had been around $75/month prior to last month.
Guess that means summer has officially arrived.
I am locked in at 10.1 cents per kwh and have an almost one year old 2500sf house.
We keep the thermostat at 82 during the day, 75 when we get home and 73 at night.
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Old 06-16-2010, 01:02 PM
 
Location: Wexford PA / Clear Lake TX
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It hasn't come out yet but I'm expecting about $170 and then it will top out at $210 for the 3 peak months. 1 SAHM, 1 toddler, 2200 sq ft, 1 story.

To the OP- maybe you got mis-read this time. Next month if it jumps way high you'll know it was a correction.
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Old 06-16-2010, 02:15 PM
 
Location: houston
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Mine was $110. I live in 2000 sq ft 3 story townhome. I usually keep my home at 78F.
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Old 06-16-2010, 02:28 PM
 
Location: Southeast Texas
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$118 for a two-bedroom, 1,400 SF patio home.
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Old 06-16-2010, 02:33 PM
 
Location: Montrose
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crap, mine was $188 and it's not even summer yet!
1495 kWh used. 3 story townhome, 2500 sq ft.

1st and 2nd story = 82 day, 78 evening, 82 night
3rd story = 82 day, 79 evening, 77 night.

I dunno what to do... I've read conflicting stories.. is it a urban myth that I shouldn't just turn it off in the daytime?
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Old 06-16-2010, 02:34 PM
 
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77F or 25C.

Mine is 2700sqft.
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Old 06-16-2010, 03:26 PM
 
Location: Spring, TX
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crap, mine was $188 and it's not even summer yet!
1495 kWh used. 3 story townhome, 2500 sq ft.

1st and 2nd story = 82 day, 78 evening, 82 night
3rd story = 82 day, 79 evening, 77 night.

I dunno what to do... I've read conflicting stories.. is it a urban myth that I shouldn't just turn it off in the daytime?
Turn it OFF if you are going to be gone from the house for any length of time. This saves the most money. Exceptions are plants, pets or delicate furnishing that may be damaged.

Urban myth is that somehow the a/c unit "works harder" to cool the house after you do this. Basic thermodynamics and a/c construction prove otherwise, as well as simple tests (try it yourself for a month or two and see). Also see my other posts on this subject.
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Old 06-16-2010, 04:09 PM
 
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Turn it OFF if you are going to be gone from the house for any length of time. This saves the most money. Exceptions are plants, pets or delicate furnishing that may be damaged.

Urban myth is that somehow the a/c unit "works harder" to cool the house after you do this. Basic thermodynamics and a/c construction prove otherwise, as well as simple tests (try it yourself for a month or two and see). Also see my other posts on this subject.
You can use a timer to turn it off right before you go to work, then turn if back on right before you come home.
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