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Old 08-14-2010, 02:38 AM
 
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I'm not looking forward to it, especially since I work from home. I think I'll need to get a window or portable A/C once I move to the valley because the central A/C is very expensive (a small window a/c like this uses about 15% of the power a central a/c does: Frigidaire FRA052XT7 5000 BTU 2 Speed Rotary Air Conditioner)


Do most apartment owners in Vegas dis-allow window A/C? My current landlord in CA doesn't, but the area is milder around here.
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Old 08-14-2010, 08:37 AM
 
Location: ɐpɐʌǝu 'sɐƃǝʌ sɐl
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I'm not looking forward to it, especially since I work from home. I think I'll need to get a window or portable A/C once I move to the valley because the central A/C is very expensive (a small window a/c like this uses about 15% of the power a central a/c does: Frigidaire FRA052XT7 5000 BTU 2 Speed Rotary Air Conditioner)


Do most apartment owners in Vegas dis-allow window A/C? My current landlord in CA doesn't, but the area is milder around here.
What's the problem, exactly? Why does it matter what type of meter they use?
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Old 08-14-2010, 08:41 AM
 
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What's the problem, exactly? Why does it matter what type of meter they use?
The "smart" meter will control how much you are permitted to cool your home.
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Old 08-14-2010, 09:18 AM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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the smart meter is a prelude to tiered electric rates which will charge us more for usage during the peak hours of 2-7pm. they cannot do this until consumers have a way to measure their usage by the hour, in order for us to be able to shut down all living between those hours to save money or keep from having their bill double. for those that must stay home during the day, its very bad news for keeping your budget in check. If you think the higher peak hrs rates will be balanced out by lower non-peak rates, think again. even if they try to push this on the unsuspecting public to try to sway opionion, rest assured that those non peak rates will hardly be much less than the current all day rates we have now and certainly not enough to offset the huge increase in peak rate usage.

its all a snow job by NVEnergy, IMO
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Old 08-14-2010, 09:19 AM
 
Location: Kingman AZ
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if the electric company thinks your cool enough they shut the power down....causing you to have to reset every friggin clock in the house and reprogram you TV not to mention lose that once in alifetime tv show you were trying to record....

This is the way I understand it.....another great idea from the Power Czars.
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Old 08-14-2010, 10:11 AM
 
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The "smart" meter will control how much you are permitted to cool your home.
Got a link?
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Old 08-14-2010, 10:12 AM
 
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if the electric company thinks your cool enough they shut the power down....
Got a link?
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Old 08-14-2010, 10:18 AM
 
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if the electric company thinks your cool enough they shut the power down....causing you to have to reset every friggin clock in the house and reprogram you TV not to mention lose that once in alifetime tv show you were trying to record....

This is the way I understand it.....another great idea from the Power Czars.
Obviously you don't understand it (at all) then.

gvc8 was basically spot on. It's nothing more than a money grab by NVEnergy, and is bad for all.
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Old 08-14-2010, 10:24 AM
 
Location: Kingman AZ
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Obviously I don't nor do I care to.....simple.....I dont want ANYone controlling anything in my house unless they're paying part of the mortgage....simple to me.
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Old 08-14-2010, 10:28 AM
 
Location: Kingman AZ
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Nope..just a MASSIVE distrust of ANYTHING done by NVENERGY...they are afterall a part of a Kalifornia Kompany....therefore are not to be trusted

[Sierra Pacific Power I believe]
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