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KatG    Posted 01-26-2005 at 17:49:15       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Lord have mercy...I went to the mailbox this morning while I was filling watertroughs...My electric bill was in was $40 higher than last months...We have done nothing different and even burn wood for heat...But the electric company is charging more because gasoline went up????...I even wash in cold water...electric hot water heater, Oh my just ranting and raving at a 142.00 light bill...KAtG

Alias    Posted 01-27-2005 at 03:04:10       [Reply]  [No Email]
Kat, maybe the Amish are on the right tract. Their electric bill is zilch. 'Course, grouping around in the dark fails to fit my present day life style. ........gfp

GrannyG    Posted 01-26-2005 at 19:17:40       [Reply]  [No Email]
I think everyone is feeling an energy pinch. Our electric bills are higher,too, and not doing anything different or using anything new. Makes a body wander.....

mark    Posted 01-26-2005 at 18:43:11       [Reply]  [No Email]
should see the jump ours takes each winter
with plugging in car, truck, tractor, waterer etc.

coneflower    Posted 01-26-2005 at 18:39:25       [Reply]  [No Email]
It seems funny but most Electric complanies bill with a cost to serve system. This means that the first Kilowatt hours used cost more then later ones. Sometimes when we try to conserve and "Do the right thing" we end up with a higher bill. Sometimes it is cheaper to use enough to get more of the KWH at a lower price. You will still a pay high rate for the first couple hundred KWH but then the rates per KWh go down. You are able to enjoy some pleasures for not too much more. Are you on Cobb Mem Corp by any chance?? Highest rates in the South. :-(

Greg    Posted 01-26-2005 at 18:39:09       [Reply]  [No Email]
I'd trade you my Dec. bill, $301! My Nov. was $140, about normal. December kinda floored me. To add insult to injury, it showed up during the 5 days I didn't have electricity after the big ice storm here!

Willy-N    Posted 01-26-2005 at 18:49:23       [Reply]  [No Email]
Wow never had one that high befor! I am all electric except for my heat and I use wood for that. I have 7 refrigerators, water pump, 2-water heaters, 3-comercial baking ovens, some electric heat in the Baking Room, about 5 trouff heaters, school bus pluged in for several hours, lots of big outside lights and a welder. Mine will go from $150.00 a month in the summer to around $210.00 max in the winter per month. We also are at home all day and my wife is a baker for her own bussiness in her shop. You must have high rates, we are around .06 cents a KWH. Mark H.

Greg    Posted 01-26-2005 at 20:23:52       [Reply]  [No Email]
Yep, a lot higher rates here in Kansas. About 12 cents. Also, I live by myself and am gone to work 10 or 12 hrs. a day so it makes wood burning tough. You must still be enjoying that cheap electric from the big dam up there.

Plus, the electric co-op just added a $25 a month "facility" charge. Of course when you go to the meeting and complain they quickly point out that were it not for them, you wouldn't have electicity. Propane is looking better all the time.

Willy-N    Posted 01-26-2005 at 21:02:44       [Reply]  [No Email]
Electric heat will kill you in costs! A 15,000 watt heater can spin the meter pretty good and run up a bill fast! Mark H.

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