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Old 01-07-2011, 09:57 PM
 
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Hi! I just saw my heat bill for Nov 15 to dec 15th and it was $110!!! I can only think 3 words HOW THE HECK? even tho I have this apartment in Rochester I am barely here since I travel constantly all around NY and FL so I probably spent around 2 days here every week! could it be because I turn it off everytime I leave? please give me some tips saving, not only I hate all the money being wasted I can not take all the energy that could be saved! thank you
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Old 01-07-2011, 10:32 PM
 
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id suggest turning the heat down; investing in a quality sweatshirt or jacket is another viable solution. if all else fails, get some wood and make a fire.


better yet: stay in florida. lol
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Old 01-08-2011, 07:50 AM
 
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is it an old house? If it is, you can buy plastic covering for the windows to keep heat in.
I also do know that RG& E jacked up its rates again.
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Old 01-08-2011, 09:01 AM
 
Location: Rochester NY (western NY)
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Wow, something is wrong if you're only in your house 2 days a week and paying that much. My gas charges for 11/9 to 12/9 were 108, and that's with being in the house 7 days a week, heat going all the time to keep the temp around 69, doing laundry with a gas dryer, and using a gas stove at least 3 times a week if not more. We used 97 CCF for what it's worth. Are you living in one of those apartment houses in the city? If so, that's your problem right there. This city wastes so much energy on heating all these garbage older drafty homes, it's disgusting. But hey, anything for that "city charm" I suppose.
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Old 01-08-2011, 01:01 PM
 
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FWIW I had a high electric bill one month because although you're billed each month rg&e only pulls your meter every two months. They guess for the off month and if they underguess you can get dinged at the end playing catch up.
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Old 01-10-2011, 08:51 AM
 
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with all my heart i wish i could stay in FL lol

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id suggest turning the heat down; investing in a quality sweatshirt or jacket is another viable solution. if all else fails, get some wood and make a fire.


better yet: stay in florida. lol
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Old 01-10-2011, 08:57 AM
 
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I live in the last floor of an apartment building in downtown when I'm here i usually rock the heat around 75 (i'm from FL don't judge lol) and I turn the heat off whenever I leave the place even if it is a couple hrs, also I have big window ceilings all over the apartment, so I'm thinking there may be a whole in those windows the brick looks a little wasted around the window edges and the apartments are pretty new on the inside but like everything in rochester, i'm sure its an old building, what do u guys think


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Wow, something is wrong if you're only in your house 2 days a week and paying that much. My gas charges for 11/9 to 12/9 were 108, and that's with being in the house 7 days a week, heat going all the time to keep the temp around 69, doing laundry with a gas dryer, and using a gas stove at least 3 times a week if not more. We used 97 CCF for what it's worth. Are you living in one of those apartment houses in the city? If so, that's your problem right there. This city wastes so much energy on heating all these garbage older drafty homes, it's disgusting. But hey, anything for that "city charm" I suppose.
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Old 01-10-2011, 09:00 AM
 
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FWIW I had a high electric bill one month because although you're billed each month rg&e only pulls your meter every two months. They guess for the off month and if they underguess you can get dinged at the end playing catch up.

hey maybe that's it because I beleive the month before that was reasonably cheaper, I need to look it up, but pretty much what you are saying is that one month they charge you little the next one the calculate what they did not charged you before?? can they even do that?? sounds like we end up getting ripped off
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Old 01-10-2011, 10:53 AM
 
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You may want to not turn the heat entirely off when you leave. Keep it at a low temp, but don't turn it off. You may waste a lot more going from super cold to 75 opposed to something like 55 to 75.
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Old 01-10-2011, 02:03 PM
 
Location: Rochester NY (western NY)
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JWilliams is talking about electric, which does go from low to high every month. It's billed differently than your gas bill. Which one are you looking at?
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