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Old 06-17-2010, 12:13 PM
 
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We run about 77 day and 75 at night. The utility bills average about $135 a month over the summer for a 1700 sq ft. My power provider is New Braunfels Utilities.
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Old 06-17-2010, 12:55 PM
 
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We do 76 or so in the day and 73 at night. Ceiling fans help keep it nice.

CPS is doing this again. Fun gadget if you own your home.

Peak Saver Thermostats -- Get With the Program!
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Old 06-17-2010, 01:11 PM
 
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*84 during weekdays (I can tolerate a higher temperature) and *80 from 5pm to 11pm. From 11pm to 5:30am it's set to *82. For weekends, it's set to *80.

If my wife is home, then the temp is at *80.

Peak Saver Programmable thermostat (free courtesy of CPS).

CPS is our provider, average summer bill is from $105 to $125; 1,700sq. ft.
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Old 06-17-2010, 01:15 PM
 
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85 when we're not home, 80 when we're home. Sometimes at night 79. Often on weekends, though, we'll leave all the doors/windows open and leave the a/c off, esp. since we're spending most of our time outdoors.
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Old 06-17-2010, 01:20 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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i'm not sure how accurate our thermostat is (it's one of those old old ones with a dial) but it's usually somewhere in the low eighties all the time. we don't touch the dial unless we have to. i think we're pretty happy as long as it's cooler inside than it is outside.
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Old 06-17-2010, 03:44 PM
 
Location: NW San Antonio (near Hausman and Babcock)
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I keep mine at about 78-79 degrees day and night. Utility bill last month was $115 for a two-story, 1721 square foot house. I have CPS.

I just signed up for the CPS Thermostat. Notice you are required to let them control your thermostat and cycle your condensing unit during peak times for three years. Shouldn't be a problem for us, since we leave it at 78 or above.

I went to a friend's apartment who kept his at 70 degrees. I about froze to death.

They say sitting under a ceiling fan makes it feel 4-5 degrees cooler. I turn mine on and sit under it if it starts to feel too hot.
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Old 06-17-2010, 04:12 PM
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74 in the day. 69 at night with ceiling fans going med-full blast
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Old 06-17-2010, 04:29 PM
 
Location: Mid South Central TX
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80 daytime/when unoccupied, 75 evening/when occupies, 77 overnight, all vis programmable thermostat (CPS Peak Saver).

Bills run $100-140 winter (gas heat) (no one home during day), $180-300 summer (usually home during day). 3800 sq ft.
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Old 06-17-2010, 04:33 PM
 
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75 all the time in summer, 3300 sq ft. summer bill $ 200-250
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Old 06-17-2010, 04:36 PM
 
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
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Not in SA, but here in DFW we keep ours set at 78 day and night. 1800 sq. ft house our electric bill usually averages around 135 in the Summer.
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