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Old 07-31-2008, 08:52 PM   #51
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When I had my 1st apt.... 15 years ago or so, I think my electric bill was $30 tops!

Heat and water were all paid so that was still just straight up electric... but it's basically the same in the house we're in now...
we use oil / propane for all major appliances but the water heater, which is a storage system ginormous thing, (dont take a shower in the evening after a heavy laundry / bathtub day) and of course washer and dishwasher... but we are still at 250 a month!
I think the next energy sucker to go is DH's reef aquarium, as much as I hate to see it go, thats alot of lights and pumps to be running constantly.
Better that than my curling iron....

Not that there's anything wrong with that.....
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Old 07-31-2008, 09:04 PM   #52
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We have natural gas heating, but it has gone up steadily as well. Our electric bill just hit $250 for the month, all due to the AC (OK maybe the computers and TV contributed to that as well). I have the house sealed up and weather proofed pretty good as we are still running around $100 cheaper per month than our neighbors with central air. And our heating bill is still much lower as well.
Still, this winter is gonna hurt something serious...

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Old 07-31-2008, 09:54 PM   #53
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After reading all these posts, I guess I need to quit complaining. Our house is about 1300 square feet. This month the natural gas bill was $42 and the electric was $142. We have central air and we keep it pretty cool in the house so I guess I shouldn't be whinning about my gas bill going up 60 cents per therm.

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