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Old 12-14-2009, 12:59 PM   #1
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Default how much Electric do you use? Spawned from the Green Thread

I got to thinking about electric use and was examining our useage. Got me wondering what others are using...

Seems our highest useage is in February. and our lowest is in May according to our 36 month output..

Our house is all electric, including new heat (2 years ago), newer windows..(within the last 10 years) and our house is a split level ~1400sqft.

February-2800khw
May -899khw
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$3.74 is average daily cost for current electric useage


What are you running? how big is your house?
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Old 12-14-2009, 01:10 PM   #2
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~2300 sqft or so, gas heat and hot water. 3 ~28 year old guys living there (including me). Forced hot water baseboard heat.

sep:827kwh ~$140
oct:1448kwh ~$245
nov:1157kwh ~$196

in other words, we burn a lot of power and pay a ****-ton for it. We're working on figuring out the biggest culprits and reducing them.

Electric heat/hot water would be KILLING us.
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Old 12-14-2009, 01:11 PM   #3
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how much electric?
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Old 12-14-2009, 01:12 PM   #4
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Why don't people post their kwh/sqft ratio!?
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Old 12-14-2009, 01:13 PM   #5
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From my billing history

Transaction Date Transaction Description Transaction Amount
11/30/2009 Billing Journal $71.08
10/29/2009 Billing Journal $77.12
9/29/2009 Billing Journal $86.35
8/28/2009 Billing Journal $92.04
7/30/2009 Billing Journal $67.90

1,500sq-ft

3 people living in 2 bedroom house

No AC, electric dryer, 1 bigger TV, 2 fridges, gas everything else.
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Old 12-14-2009, 01:14 PM   #6
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i use the exact amount i need to run all my stuff
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Old 12-14-2009, 01:14 PM   #7
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Why don't people post their kwh/sqft ratio!?
I did post my SqFtage..
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Old 12-14-2009, 01:15 PM   #8
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Last month we used 550kwh.
This month - will be around 1500kwh.
Next month - should be around 900kwh.
During the summer, it's around 750kwh. We use a window AC in the room we are always in and leave the central on 81 or so.

Electricity runs about 12 cents per kwh.

We had a new electric furnace installed last winter that really sucks. The air coming out isn't hot enough to do much good so it runs all the time. We are not going to use it any more so next month's usage should be around the 900kwh mark.

Our house is about 1600sq/ft. The windows are old school 4 inch slat roll out ones. The exterior is old school 8 inch think block and I doubt there is any insulation within the walls. It's a company house in which we pay nothing except utilities to live in. I can't complain..
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Old 12-14-2009, 01:17 PM   #9
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Last month we used 550kwh.
This month - will be around 1500kwh.
Next month - should be around 900kwh.

Electricity runs about 12 cents per kwh.

We had a new electric furnace installed last winter that really sucks. The air coming out isn't hot enough to do much good so it runs all the time. We are not going to use it any more so next month's usage should be around the 900kwh mark.
is it a heat pump? Because, heat pumps dont put out "Hot" air.. they put out ambient air, which to me, never feels like our house is warm enough, even when the thermostat says 68.. I just put on more clothing and blankets to warm up..
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Old 12-14-2009, 01:19 PM   #10
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is it a heat pump? Because, heat pumps dont put out "Hot" air.. they put out ambient air, which to me, never feels like our house is warm enough, even when the thermostat says 68.. I just put on more clothing and blankets to warm up..
It's not even a heat pump. It's heat strips. The coils heat up and air blows across them. We had a gas furnace last year. At least with it, we could turn it on to get the chill out. This new central heat is useless. When it is on, I can watch the power meter nearly spin off the spindle.
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Old 12-14-2009, 01:20 PM   #11
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I did post my SqFtage..
How many people on this forum do you think can even do basic math?
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Old 12-14-2009, 01:21 PM   #12
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Old 12-14-2009, 01:21 PM   #13
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found last months here

gas 6 therms
electricity 345KWh
this bill was 51.00 bucks

wife and i with two dogs. 1950's house @1400sqft with gas heat, stove and a tankless water heater. Electric hot tub out back. not bad
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Old 12-14-2009, 01:22 PM   #14
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OCT: 3980kwh... although we also had construction going on in the house and lots of power tools plugged in. I am also not sure if they make up their difference between the estimated month before and the actual by adding on the October so it might be less. Nobody lived here last year so their estimated values for each month are very low... like $20 a month for a 2000 sq ft house with 3 people living in it. Not to mention I have pretty much had some type of construction going on for the past 3 months.

Good thing I only pay 5.5cents per kwh
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Old 12-14-2009, 01:24 PM   #15
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Old 12-14-2009, 01:29 PM   #16
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Why don't people post their kwh/sqft ratio!?
Because it doesn't matter if you don't have electric heat or central air... And should go down as square feet goes up (less surface area per volume).

10 kWh/day at $0.17/kWh. Oil hot water, wood heat with oil backup. House uses ~300 gallons of oil a year and 5 cords of firewood...
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Old 12-14-2009, 01:43 PM   #17
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I file this stuff under the "Things I Don't Pay Attention To" folder...
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Old 12-14-2009, 01:56 PM   #18
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September - 1360kwh - $79.37
October - 1109kwh - $65.55
November - 1069kwh - $62.20

I pay just under 6 cents/kwh and have pretty much a 1kwh per sqft ratio.

1050 sqft, built in the early 80's. New energy efficient vinyl framed windows throughout, newer A/C unit, new electric water heat, and recently had the blown in fiberglass insulation removed and replaced with cellulose insulation. Everything in the house in electric btw...
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I file this stuff under the "Things I Don't Pay Attention To" folder...
i filed it there until that first ~$200 electric bill showed up...
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Old 12-14-2009, 01:59 PM   #20
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billing period 10/14/09 to 12/12/09

527 kWh

Delivery Service: 55.90.
Supply Service: 31.74

45 therms of gas:
Delivery Service: 36.88
Supply Service: 31.56

See what i was talking about in the other thread? christ, the delivery is more than the ******* usage!

and this is a ~1200sq/ft townhome, 3 people living here. gas heat, and hot water.
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Old 12-14-2009, 02:10 PM   #21
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hmm, im not actually sure on teh usage. I know I pull a near constant 15A in my home office alone since I frequently pop the breaker with the current setup, i need to relocate some of the machines to another circuit. the rest of the house probably not that much since we have gas everything.

I think our bills are usually about 140-150/mo with up to 225 or so in the summer running the AC.
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Old 12-14-2009, 02:32 PM   #22
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~2,500 Sq Foot home in Upstate NY, near Albany. Nice upgraded furnace (gas heat), old school hot water heater (gas), rarely use A/C. Two people living in the house.

June- 465 kwh
July- 468 kwh
Aug- 706 kwh
Sept- 582 kwh
Oct- 591 kwh


Those numbers are likely a little skewed as we have been renovating which means lots of lights on and other **** running all day.


We seem to peak at about 200 therms in the winter coldest months, down to 11 in the summer. Most winter months are around 175 therms.
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Old 12-14-2009, 02:48 PM   #23
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My checkbook only shows $$

Middle of the summer....we have central air....2800 sq ft. $350. About $200 is electricity and the rest is graft and corruption taxes, best I can tell.
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From November 15th to December 8th
1269 kWh
Billed for: $127.

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Old 12-14-2009, 03:26 PM   #25
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1269 kWh
Billed for: $127.

You're near Scranton, right? It looks like prices peaked out around $57/MWh on the 8th
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