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Power Bill?!

Sorry if this is too nosey. Im just wondering if my was to high or not but how much was your power bill and how could I save on mine??
Do energy light bulbs and etc. really work??

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Asked by Anonymous at 8:47 PM on Feb. 17, 2009 in Money & Work

Answers (16)
  • We use the energy bulbs and ours was $202 last month...IDK what else to do! It's killin me

    Answer by efmeador0709 at 8:48 PM on Feb. 17, 2009

  • OMG, mine is anywhere between 2 and 300 dollars. I rent a trailer right now and the ventilation is horrible. so the heat is always on.

    Answer by smnice at 8:49 PM on Feb. 17, 2009

  • I have been told if you unplug everything you're not using at the time, can help some.

    Answer by smnice at 8:49 PM on Feb. 17, 2009

  • Mine was $850!

    Answer by mmmegan38 at 8:49 PM on Feb. 17, 2009

  • 850?? holy cow...

    Answer by efmeador0709 at 8:50 PM on Feb. 17, 2009

  • Our is $225 per month

    Answer by Jerseymom1228 at 8:58 PM on Feb. 17, 2009

  • We have the new GE bulbs and i will say that our bill went from $120 down to $65. My advice to you would be see if your city has a budget plan. I know that we only pay $75 a month for electric and we hardly use more than that in a month.

    Answer by Jrmowery0919 at 9:02 PM on Feb. 17, 2009

  • the only problem with the CFL is that they contain mercury and cannot/should not be thrown out with the rest of the trash.

    Answer by chrissmom734 at 10:18 PM on Feb. 17, 2009

  • Our electric runs between 60 & 80/mo, but our gas bill in the winter goes as high as 300

    Answer by NotPanicking at 10:42 PM on Feb. 17, 2009

  • My bill at most reaches $170 a month in teh winter in Wisconsin with electric heat in an 800 sq foot apartment. In the summer it is usually less than fifty with the AC running non-stop. I got CFL bubls and put them in EVERY light fixture in my home, including the basement etc. I saw a whopping $50 drop in our power bill the first month! and I only paid $16 total to replace all the bulbs (SAMS club sells them cheaper than incandescent light bulbs) Other things that help is shrink wrapping your widnows in the winter, using energy star certified appliances adn the usual only running the washer dry and dishwasher when you have a full load. You can also buy dryer balls to decrease the amount of time your dryer needs to run to get your clothing dry. Also if you have electric heat don't forget your water heater is electric as well. So long showers and hot washes in your washing machine are costing you extra because the water cont

    Answer by humaniterian87 at 1:55 AM on Feb. 18, 2009

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