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Old 07-14-2010, 07:05 PM
 
Location: Spring Hill Florida
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Could be a bad (fast) meter or perhaps someone is sharing your electricity.

Have your power company come by a check. If everything is OFF and your meter is still moving, you got a thief.


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My bill was 120 from May-June and the funny thing was i was gone for 18 days during the billing period and everything was unplugged and the ac was not on. PLUS i only turn the AC on from 3-8am. ripoff.
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Old 07-14-2010, 07:06 PM
 
Location: Spring Hill Florida
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Certainly have those ducts checked! You must be leaking somewhere. Silly question: does the attic feel pretty cool?


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Thanks for the thread OP! Ours this month was $525 (2500 sq ft, 6 hrs pool pump, XL19i Trane)... makes me completely confident in the decision to have our ducts replaced. We average $400/mo here and it's hot as can be in the summer (AC set at 74- really is 82-85) and COLD during the winter. Water runs us $30/mo- we just don't use an abundance of utilities and yet have crazy bills for heat and AC
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Old 07-15-2010, 09:54 AM
 
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You can call your electric company and be put on a average monthly budget so that you pay about the same every month
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Old 07-15-2010, 12:42 PM
 
Location: Hernando, FL
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Have some more insulation blown in, ridge vent helps and a good quality window film will help. I read somewhere online , (can't find the link) but coffee makers are huge energy burners. I've noticed this myself, I checked my wheel on the meter w/o coffee maker and it was spinning way slower with it off. So now I just make 1 pot in the morning, put it in a thermos or zap it in the microwave for 30 seconds to make a cup as needed.
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Old 07-15-2010, 01:37 PM
 
Location: Spring Hill Florida
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Those are good suggestions. Try this too. Take a thermometer and place it near the output vent
of the a/c. What kind of temperature is coming out? Then determine the temperature going into the ducts, maybe measure at the first outlet of air and then see if its consistent, thus checking for leaks induct.
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Old 07-15-2010, 08:39 PM
 
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Those are good suggestions. Try this too. Take a thermometer and place it near the output vent
of the a/c. What kind of temperature is coming out? Then determine the temperature going into the ducts, maybe measure at the first outlet of air and then see if its consistent, thus checking for leaks induct.
..and make sure you have a light bulb screwed into every fixture--otherwise the electricity just leaks out the empty sockets.
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Old 07-15-2010, 08:52 PM
 
Location: Hernando, FL
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..and make sure you have a light bulb screwed into every fixture--otherwise the electricity just leaks out the empty sockets.
Are you serious?........I've never heard that one. I just took a pen-type current tester and it doesn't show any current until you put it right on the metal in the bulb socket. i only use one bulb in my 4 socket ceiling fan fixture, otherwise I'd have to wear sunglasses in the house.
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Old 07-15-2010, 10:03 PM
 
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Are you serious?........I've never heard that one. I just took a pen-type current tester and it doesn't show any current until you put it right on the metal in the bulb socket. i only use one bulb in my 4 socket ceiling fan fixture, otherwise I'd have to wear sunglasses in the house.
gotcha!
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Old 07-16-2010, 06:38 AM
 
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..and make sure you have a light bulb screwed into every fixture--otherwise the electricity just leaks out the empty sockets.
That was funny!
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Old 07-16-2010, 10:34 AM
 
Location: Hernando, FL
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gotcha!
Well , I tried to change my 4 bulb socket fixture in the bathroom to just a single 1 bulb fixture, but I couldn't find a left-handed screwdriver to get the screws out.
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