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1/22/2020 12:12:56 PM
Posted: 7/22/2008 8:39:18 AM EST
I just noticed that our electric bill is a whopping $650 this month only. That's about $150 more than our previous months. The A/C is on a lil more but not that much? Are we being screwed over or something? Our house is usually kept at 78-79 and 83-84 when no one is home.

Will it be easier for the wallet to leave it on constantly or adjusting it periodically turning it on and off?

Thank!
Link Posted: 7/22/2008 8:46:04 AM EST
Holy sheetballs, what is wrong with your house? What is the square footage and how well insulated is it? I would say adjusting the thermostat is the least of your worries. At that point I might check for faulty equipment such as a compressor motor binding up or low Freon, R-22. Ventilate your attic and install some solar screens, anything. That is highway robbery.
Link Posted: 7/22/2008 8:47:05 AM EST
What size is your house? How much are you paying per KWH? I keep my 1600sf home @ 73 24/7 and my last bill was $158 but I'm also paying only .12 per KWH.
Link Posted: 7/22/2008 9:06:27 AM EST
i'd have to go home and check the size of the house. But the insulation is fine. We recently installed it a year ago. Had the A/C dude come out and said the unit was working fine. So something's gotta be going on with something!
Link Posted: 7/22/2008 11:57:46 AM EST
For what it's worth, I'm in the same boat. It wasn't really my house, it was my rate!

Here are my rates for the last three months: $0.122, then $0.142, and the latest of $0.202.

Now that's a HUGE price jump!

Check out this article, you might find it interesting:

Wall Street Journal
Link Posted: 7/22/2008 12:29:44 PM EST
The prices on electric went up all over. Just make sure you change your filter once a month, and try using some ceiling fans more often, because it gives the feeling of being cooler.
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