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Old 03-30-2010, 08:43 PM   #11
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Dang! I missed it! OTOH, I expect that in the community wherein I live, Earth Hour was honored more in the breach than in the observance...
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Old 03-30-2010, 11:14 PM   #12
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I went out to see the lights but there weren't any.
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Old 03-31-2010, 07:08 AM   #13
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turning out lights at night is a dumb idea
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its like a public apology same level of uselessness
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Old 03-31-2010, 07:46 AM   #15
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My house is all electric and my bills average $40-50/mon ($70-80 in winter this year, $20-30 in summer last year).

I use an incredibly small amount of energy. I pride myself on that.

Similar households (friends) and neighbors have told me about their $200-300/mon energy bills. I find it shocking and wonder how in the heck they're racking up that much useage.

I guess I just tough out the seasons. It was 48-50*F in my place most of the winter, summer months the stat is set at 84*F... 77*F when company is coming over.
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Old 03-31-2010, 04:55 PM   #16
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20 a month here too, how about instead of turn the lights off at night and trip over everything

how abouut we have out own little thing..

how about a swap out 3 light bulbs for more efficient replacement bulbs day

that would get alot more accomplished
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My house is all electric and my bills average $40-50/mon ($70-80 in winter this year, $20-30 in summer last year).

I use an incredibly small amount of energy. I pride myself on that.

Similar households (friends) and neighbors have told me about their $200-300/mon energy bills. I find it shocking and wonder how in the heck they're racking up that much useage.

I guess I just tough out the seasons. It was 48-50*F in my place most of the winter, summer months the stat is set at 84*F... 77*F when company is coming over.
Do you live alone, you and the wife, or are there kids also? Are you 23 years old or 55? When I lived alone in my 20s, I had $15-20 electric bills, and $5 gas bills. My wife moved in, she was home all the time, of course she wasn't able to handle temperature extremes as well as I was, and we've both gotten older and feel those extremes more than we used to.

Nowadays, electric bill runs about $40-50/month in the winter, a little less in spring and fall, up to about $100 in summer. Gas runs about $90/month in the winter, about $15 in the summer. That's using CFLs throughout the house, evaporative cooler, an energy-star window AC or two, thermostat set at 66 in the winter (60 at night).

Mind you...this is a 55 year old house with single pane windows and a couple ill-fitting doors.
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Do you live alone, you and the wife, or are there kids also? Are you 23 years old or 55? When I lived alone in my 20s, I had $15-20 electric bills, and $5 gas bills. My wife moved in, she was home all the time, of course she wasn't able to handle temperature extremes as well as I was, and we've both gotten older and feel those extremes more than we used to.
I'm 24, live alone... g/f comes and goes as she pleases but 9 times out of 10 it's just me here.

I know that makes up for a lot of it. I don't rub anything in, I just enjoy my abilities to happily endure the variants. My friends w/ babies always have like $300/mon utilities. I realize you gotta keep a baby warm and comfy, or cool and calm. I'd say it sucks for them, but I'm sure parenthood is well worth the financial burden.
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I'm 24, live alone... g/f comes and goes as she pleases but 9 times out of 10 it's just me here.

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Ahhh....those were the days! Enjoy them while you got 'em!
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being warm is awesome get insulation
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