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Old 01-17-2010, 11:29 AM
 
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How much was your most recent electric bill? Mine tripled this month, so wondering maybe something is wrong in home.
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Old 01-17-2010, 12:39 PM
 
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Mine's been pretty consistent the past 3 months - between $140 and $160.
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Old 01-17-2010, 12:42 PM
 
Location: Lake Gaston, NC
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Mine tripled this month
Well if you heat with electric I would think your bill would be really high recently. The past 30-60 days has been some of the coldest in years.
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Old 01-17-2010, 01:26 PM
 
Location: RTP area, NC
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yes - if you have a heat pump, then your bill will be high in the cold and hot months - b/c it is on more. winter cold days can make your 'e-heat' or 'aux heat' flip on -- this means your heat strips are on which is much more expensive. i try to avoid having my aux heat turn on for this reason.
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Old 01-17-2010, 01:54 PM
 
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How much was your most recent electric bill? Mine tripled this month, so wondering maybe something is wrong in home.
I posted about this a week or two ago. I was spending $10/night to heat my house w/ heat pumps.

Nothing wrong with your pumps or house, it was just that cold and our homes aren't insulated well enough for extended temps in the 20's.
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Old 01-17-2010, 05:30 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Mine was shocking. It's usually around $80-$95 in the winter. The bill that came yesterday was $196. I had to re-read mine twice to be sure. My highest bill before was only $120 so yeah this one takes the cake. My house is only 1200sft all one level and set at 68F-70F.
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Old 01-17-2010, 08:48 PM
 
Location: GOVERNMENT of TRAITORS & NAZIS
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Heat pump..ours is doubled...ouch.
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Old 01-18-2010, 01:00 PM
 
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Here is my stats on 2800 sq. ft. home with temp. maintained at 71-74.Increase in electricity might be due to the fan running whenever heater kicks-off. Increase in gas is due to the winter climate itself.. (I guess)

8/15/2009 PSNC Gas 20
9/15/2009 PSNC Gas 17
10/15/2009 PSNC Gas 19
11/15/2009 PSNC Gas 43
12/15/2009 PSNC Gas 72
01/15/2010 PSNC Gas 174

8/15/2009 PSNC Energy 102
9/15/2009 PSNC Energy 124
10/15/2009 PSNC Energy 80
11/15/2009 PSNC Energy 58
12/15/2009 PSNC Energy 46
01/15/2010 PSNC Energy 85
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Old 01-18-2010, 10:51 PM
 
Location: Fayetteville, NC
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ugh, my electric bill this month was $154...for a 930sqft apartment...the insulation at my apartment is TERRIBLE! if i stand too close to the door or window, i can feel a huge temperature difference. grrr. hoping the new place im moving into has better ventilation, otherwise i may start just using space heaters.
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Old 01-19-2010, 08:19 AM
 
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ugh, my electric bill this month was $154...for a 930sqft apartment...the insulation at my apartment is TERRIBLE! if i stand too close to the door or window, i can feel a huge temperature difference. grrr. hoping the new place im moving into has better ventilation, otherwise i may start just using space heaters.
From what I've noticed and have heard, the floor you live on is the single greatest factor that determines how warm or cold your apartment is. We live on the top floor and while the past few weeks have been cold enough to force us to keep the heat on, usually in the winter we can get by without using it at all. The summers, on the other hand, can be brutal for top-floor dwellers.

So, when you look for apartments, ask yourself whether you'd prefer to spend your money on air conditioning or heating and use that as the basis to decide a floor to live on. The middle floors can moderate things a bit - or cause you to spend even more year-round (don't know). Don't even think about inquiring about insulation in apartment buildings around here - it's pretty much nonexistent!
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