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Old 01-29-2011, 07:11 AM
 
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Anyone have a huge January electric bill?
Mine was 2.5x Decembers!
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Old 01-29-2011, 07:23 AM
 
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Usage History for reference.
Daily usage of 112 is more than double the previous month and by far an all-time high!
And it was warmer last month than 1 year ago...

Date Days|Total Daily|Low High Avg|
KwH Temps
01/18/2011 33 3,699 112 53 66 60
12/16/2010 30 1,570 52 58 70 64
11/16/2010 32 1,311 41 69 81 75
10/15/2010 29 1,680 58 75 86 80
09/16/2010 29 2,144 74 80 90 85
08/18/2010 30 2,279 76 82 91 86
07/19/2010 32 2,604 81 80 90 85
06/17/2010 30 2,380 79 79 90 84
05/18/2010 29 1,711 59 73 84 78
04/19/2010 32 1,298 41 63 75 69
03/18/2010 29 1,705 59 53 64 58
02/17/2010 30 1,770 59 52 64 58
01/18/2010 31 2,889 93 49 60 54
12/18/2009 30 1,353 45 62 73 68
11/18/2009 32 1,444 45 67 79 73
10/19/2009 31 2,210 71 78 88 83
09/16/2009 30 2,043 68 78 88 83
08/17/2009 31 2,343 76 80 90 85
07/17/2009 29 2,046 71 79 88 84
06/18/2009 31 2,165 70 75 86 80
05/18/2009 31 1,484 48 71 84 78
04/17/2009 30 1,464 49 65 79 72
03/18/2009 26 1,224 47 59 74 66
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Old 01-29-2011, 07:37 AM
 
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$433
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Old 01-29-2011, 08:31 AM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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$60-something. I don't need to use the heater much. Windows are always open, like today.

Do you own a pool?
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Old 01-29-2011, 05:15 PM
 
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Anyone have a huge January electric bill?
Mine was 2.5x Decembers!
Using heat is like three times the amount of running AC.
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Old 01-29-2011, 05:45 PM
 
Location: Spring Hill Florida
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It was pretty cold during that billing cycle. How warm did you keep the house and for how long? Space heaters will save you as will closing off the vents to rooms you are not using and closing the doors to those rooms.


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Mine was 2.5x Decembers!
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Old 01-30-2011, 02:15 AM
 
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mine has been really low. We have a 2k sq foot house, $125 in summer and last month's bill was $72.
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Old 01-30-2011, 10:49 AM
 
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mine has been really low. We have a 2k sq foot house, $125 in summer and last month's bill was $72.
Wow, that is great use whatever you do both for summer and winter I would say that is efficient use. Way to go!

Back to OP, like others said it is a function of many things: how high you keep it (we like somewhere 68F to 71F dependening on the time of the day), as well as how good insulation you have--this is really important.

Having said that what jumps out to me is that 2.5 x (actually it is 1.7x your December average) is significant. In the numbers game it is close to being outlier. So, I would say have someone check to make sure that you don't have some energy sink.

Good luck

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Old 01-31-2011, 11:58 AM
 
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Wow, that is great use whatever you do both for summer and winter I would say that is efficient use. Way to go!

Back to OP, like others said it is a function of many things: how high you keep it (we like somewhere 68F to 71F dependening on the time of the day), as well as how good insulation you have--this is really important.

Having said that what jumps out to me is that 2.5 x (actually it is 1.7x your December average) is significant. In the numbers game it is close to being outlier. So, I would say have someone check to make sure that you don't have some energy sink.

Good luck
I think part of it is our usage and part of it is the fact that the landlord put in brand new windows and the AC/heater unit is only 2 years old. I make my husband turn out lights when he leaves a room, etc. Now *that* was a hard habit to break for him.
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Old 01-31-2011, 12:41 PM
 
Location: Myrtle Beach
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Mine was $118..... I was happy with that. Also had the heater on... we have a heat pump here.... where the AC unit runs to make heat.... kinda strange but it works.
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