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Old 09-20-2007, 04:24 PM   #21
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Now what am I doing wrong. My electric was $183.00 We are on propane so I am not looking forward to the coming months when we have that bill rolling in....

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Old 09-20-2007, 04:29 PM   #22
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.. and there was I quite proud I got our elec bill down from $700-$800 a mth to $400 - $500 a mth by sweating my tush off by not putting one of the a/c units on in the day!!!!!
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Just electric for us is around $80 (we're ALL electric here too). Our water was $18.50.
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.. and there was I quite proud I got our elec bill down from $700-$800 a mth to $400 - $500 a mth by sweating my tush off by not putting one of the a/c units on in the day!!!!!
WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAT????
I cannot believe what you and Shadowwolf549 pay for electricity!!!! Yikes! Is that normal for your area?

I think I'd be having the energy auditor over.


We have used less electricity, gas and water over last year. I have been able to beat last years usage since about May. I think there was only one month we didn't and that was the last month I was pregnant. We pay $125 every month for gas/electric. I'm hoping it will go back down to $100 a month (or less) with all the energy saving stuff I've been doing this year.

We're planning to re-landscape in the spring to conserve water. Our water bill is aweful in the summer. This weekend DH needs to fix a dripping faucet.
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.. and there was I quite proud I got our elec bill down from $700-$800 a mth to $400 - $500 a mth by sweating my tush off by not putting one of the a/c units on in the day!!!!!
Yes, why so high?? Is it just TX being outrageous in their electricity charges?? I live in Louisiana (hi, neighbor!!), and my bill has never been over $200.
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ummmm, my house is almost 2600 sq feet so I do my best for the house size!

electric/gas: 160 a month- that's for our house, a/c set at 78, a front loader washer and air drying a lot of laundry, and efficient bulbs, it should go down for the fall.

water: $21 a month, we water our lawn from the lake we live on, we have a pump. again, the front loader saves s ton. I also take "Army showers and DH does too.

sewer: $20 a month, fixed.

garbage/recycle is free(well, part of taxes)

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I think I lose this month!!!!

Mine was $650!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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wow~

we pay out about $500 for utilties,cable and cell phone
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Re: Can we compete for lowest utility bills?

Mine are free (except for phone) because I'm the apartment manager. I do want to call the phone company though and try to get a lower rate. I keep seeing DSL for $14.99 for new customers, I want that! I'm going to tell them I'm thinking of switching to roadrunner and see if they'll lower my bill.
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Re: Can we compete for lowest utility bills?

It depends on the layout of your home as well.
My electric/water/sewer/garbage bill this month was just under $650.
My house is 4,000 sq ft and it is a split level. Top level is bedrooms, middle level is master bedroom and kitchen, 3rd level is family room, laundry & office, and basement is finished into an "apartment" for my stepson. Due to the way the home is configured, it costs a fortune to keep the entire house cool. We use ceiling fans in the living spaces, and that helps a bit. But yeah, my utilities are ridiculous. I regret choosing a split home.
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