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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-22-2006, 03:19 PM Thread Starter
 
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Since we're ranting, how about electricity?

Last month, here in Dallas, we paid $450 for our electric bill!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Granted we've got a 2,800 sq. foot house, but come on, that's INSANE!!! What really sucks is that Texas produces most of the electricity for the southern US. Those damn lobbyist & the politicians are screwing us to the wall.... What are you guys paying?
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a/c sucks the juice pretty hard man..
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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-22-2006, 03:48 PM
 
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i paid $77.06 last month. i live in KC and it's been hot as phuck here, too. although my house is less than half the size of yours. i also raise my thermostat setting (programmed) when i'm not at home.
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You are getting screwed. My last bill was around 210.00 and my house is about 50 sq ft smaller than yours. (Hendersonville, TN). It has been really hot here too.


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Last month, here in Dallas, we paid $450 for our electric bill!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Granted we've got a 2,800 sq. foot house, but come on, that's INSANE!!!
NO, insane, you want to talk about insane....Here in Cali, last month, I paid $350.00......for a 900 sq. foot apartment. Thats more than 3 times more your rate there sparky. It was on the tube about people paying $1000.00-$2000.00 for your size house.

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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-22-2006, 05:47 PM
 
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NO, insane, you want to talk about insane....Here in Cali, last month, I paid $350.00......for a 900 sq. foot apartment. Thats more than 3 times more your rate there sparky. It was on the tube about people paying $1000.00-$2000.00 for your size house.

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Dude, what are you doing??? Lighting up the neighborhood and turning the appt into a fridge? Last month mine was $46.89 for my 1900 sq ft house with 4 roomates. Granted, we only use the refridgerator and lights once in a while at night. Everything else is natty gas, which is pretty cheap.
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Ahhhh, I LOVE posts like this! I am an energy consultant and I hate to break the bad news, but it's gonna get worse boys and girls. A little tip for all you homeowners out there, the state (Calif.) did a survey of 55,000 homes in Northern California, the only common factor was all had central gas heating (a/c was optional) the homes ranged from brand new to 35 years old, and from 900 to 3400 sq ft. The average home was leaking 34 PERCENT of it's airflow thru duct leakage.....34 PERCENT!!! Do yourself a favor and strip off ALL of the duct tape from your system, and reseal all joints and plenums with Mastic sealant. (it's a law now in Calif.) You will probably get a bigger increase in "real life" energy savings and comfort, than by replacing your existing equipment. That info is free, any more and I'm gonna bill ya!

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where do you get that sealant? Is it a tape or is it a glue type substance? More info PLEASE!!!!!!
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where do you get that sealant? Is it a tape or is it a glue type substance? More info PLEASE!!!!!!
uh . . . google??


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