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Old 06-30-2009, 10:50 AM
 
Location: Wake Forest, NC
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Default How much is your electric bill?

I just checked my online electric bill with the Town of Wake Forest and I'm not impressed !

We consumed 2173 KWH and our bill is $280.56... I keep it at 76 degrees. Our home is 9 years old and 2600 square feet. Two story foyer (). This spring we installed GILA film on the windows and we also have curtains to block the sun. Nine year old refrigerator and newer electric dryer. Gas hot water.

Last June we used 2600 KWH (remember all those days with 90 degrees plus) and our bill was slightly higher.

I'm also interested in cost per KWH... .. what is the rate in Raleigh (Progress Energy)... or Wake Electric?

The rate in WF is .13 a KWH - I think that is very high...

Comparing old bills, just a year ago it was .10 a KHW.. even with the additional 10% "fuel surcharge" the total was still about .11 a KWH

Thanks !
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Old 06-30-2009, 10:56 AM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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I just received my first true electric bill for a house I bought. $71. 1290 sqft, one level (vaulted living room celing) and it's thirty years old (although it has new double pane windows). I thought that was awesome. I keep it on 78 when I'm home and during the day when I work, it automatically goes up to 84.

I had an apartment that was about 500sqft that costs ~90-100 dollars per month in the summer time.
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Old 06-30-2009, 10:58 AM
 
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550 KWH

Bill was $59.17.

$0.107/KWH

Keep air at 72

Progress Energy, 1 bedroom apt. (833 sq. ft.)
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Old 06-30-2009, 11:19 AM
 
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We used 781 kWh, down from 980 kWh from the same bill last year. 2000 sqft ranch.

Our rates from Piedmont Electric Coop are pretty wacky... 34.1 cents/kWh from 2pm-6pm, 5.91 cents kWh the rest of the day. Then they tack on $24 bucks a month in line charges (which you pay even if you don't use any electricity).

Then we pay an extra $36 a month to NC greenpower to support 900 kWh of renewable electric generation.
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Old 06-30-2009, 11:22 AM
 
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We used 2911 kWh for a 3250 sq ft home 7 years old. Actual bill was 296.19, but we have budget billing at 190.00 a month. Progress Energy.
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Old 06-30-2009, 01:05 PM
 
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1832 kWh = 232.00 (166.00 budget billed) = 12.66 cents per

Wake Electric (Wake Forest, 27587, Franklin County)

2500 sqft 78 up and down (been adjusting lower in this heat though)
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Old 06-30-2009, 01:27 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Raleigh (Wake County)

467kwh = $52.

1976 ranch with 1300sqft. We keep the air set on between 75-76 in the summer.

The lowest bill We've managed to get was in October we had a $23 bill.

New windows in half the house, front door has gaps so there is a loss there(just can't afford to fix it right this moment).
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Old 06-30-2009, 01:27 PM
 
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We keep our house at 80 during the day and 75 at night. We have a 3100 sq ft house, 10 years old.

1700 kWh = $176.11

Progress Energy
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Old 06-30-2009, 01:45 PM
 
Location: Manassas
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We're with Duke Energy. I don't have the statement right here so I can't give the kWh, but our last bill was $89.37 for a 25-year-old 3300 sqft house. A/C on 82 during the day and 78 at night. We have thick dark-colored curtains on all the windows upstairs and in the finished attic and those help a great deal. We also spend a lot of time in the basement where it stays pretty cool year-round.
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Old 06-30-2009, 01:49 PM
 
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We keep our house at 80 during the day and 75 at night. We have a 3100 sq ft house, 10 years old.

1700 kWh = $176.11

Progress Energy
I do the same thing, with a smaller house (2000 sq ft), I find that temp is perfect for all around comfort and cost. I might up it to 81/76 in July/August though.

$96 was my last bill for almost the same time period (to the day).
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