Saturday, March 9, 2013
Reviewing electricity charges
I've been here almost 7 months now, bills are mostly regulating themselves. One area that I made a direct effort to reduce, was the electric bill. My budget billing was $267 at my former home.
My bill to date:
Aug- Sept (only 3 weeks)-$99.94
Oct-Nov-$155.29-yikes! I pulled out all the stops: using smaller appliances vs the oven, precooking parts of meals to later be reheated in the microwave, air drying clothes, etc.
Then I had an energy audit done, replacing approx 1/2 of the light bulbs with CFL's (the other 1/2 already had them), programmable thermostats installed, weatherization, etc:
Dec-Jan-$111.46 (includes the Xmas tree with LED lights)
So, I'm calling this $100/month. Very do-able.