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    Electric/Gas usage

    I'm wondering if I'm in the norm

    Electric June-Sept
    Billed kWh average 1,100

    Electric-Rest of the year
    Billed kWh average 700

    Gas Winter
    Billed Therm average 120

    Gas-Rest pf the year
    Billed Therm average 15


    For an added bonus

    We average about 2,800 gallons of water used per month


    2 adults 2,500 sqft house



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    Re: Electric/Gas usage

    Water for us. 2 adults 3 kids.

    Meter Reading Unit Reading
    HUNDREDS OF CUBIC FEET 857.00

    Billing Periods /Number of Days /Daily Usage /Total Usage
    11/2011 30 0.20 6.00
    10/2011 32 0.19 6.00
    09/2011 30 0.17 5.00
    08/2011 33 0.21 7.00
    07/2011 28 0.18 5.00
    06/2011 30 0.17 5.00



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    Re: Electric/Gas usage

    Did you get a letter from MidAmerican showing your ranking against similar homes your size?

    I was 96/100. I knew my house was drafty but holy crap.


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    Re: Electric/Gas usage

    We do the summer cycler incentive deal with MidAmerican and replaced 3 windows in strategic areas last year. Our energy bill has dropped a big chunk.

    Nice little tidbit on my last bill

    "During this budget plan year you have
    been billed $731.95 more than your
    energy costs. This includes $-824.04
    which was your year-end budget plan
    balance."



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    Re: Electric/Gas usage

    Quote Originally Posted by dmclone View Post
    I'm wondering if I'm in the norm

    Electric June-Sept
    Billed kWh average 1,100

    Electric-Rest of the year
    Billed kWh average 700

    Gas Winter
    Billed Therm average 120

    Gas-Rest pf the year
    Billed Therm average 15


    For an added bonus

    We average about 2,800 gallons of water used per month


    2 adults 2,500 sqft house
    We just moved into our house in March of 2010. Our company showed that we had 5,120 kwh used in the month of July. I didn't think it was possible. I have had the company check the meters and had someone trace the history of the house and send me the records - the house is just really an energy hog. July of this year was down to 4,870 kwh. We are in a large house but I was just floored. My level payment is $389 per month. Gas - powering only furnace, water heater and the fireplaces that don't get used - is a level payment of $97 per month. I put in all new windows on the second floor and had 24" of insulation blown in the attic as we were down to 10" in some spots it appeared. The guys also did some spray foam stuff in some the cracks they said.

    Cripes though. Our first house payment 15 years ago was about $400 per month and now my electric is that high. My dad - if he were still alive - would tell me to either sweat more or move, because that bill is just turrible.



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    Re: Electric/Gas usage

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclophile1 View Post
    We just moved into our house in March of 2010. Our company showed that we had 5,120 kwh used in the month of July. I didn't think it was possible. I have had the company check the meters and had someone trace the history of the house and send me the records - the house is just really an energy hog. July of this year was down to 4,870 kwh. We are in a large house but I was just floored. My level payment is $389 per month. Gas - powering only furnace, water heater and the fireplaces that don't get used - is a level payment of $97 per month. I put in all new windows on the second floor and had 24" of insulation blown in the attic as we were down to 10" in some spots it appeared. The guys also did some spray foam stuff in some the cracks they said.

    Cripes though. Our first house payment 15 years ago was about $400 per month and now my electric is that high. My dad - if he were still alive - would tell me to either sweat more or move, because that bill is just turrible.
    Is your dad Charles Barkley?



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    Quote Originally Posted by bos View Post
    Is your dad Charles Barkley?
    Yes, yes he is.

    That's why he says so many dumb things - he's actually dead and being remote controlled by ESPN interns. Weekend at Bernie's, sports night version.



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    Re: Electric/Gas usage

    I think these letters are fairly indiscriminate. Jan Mickelsen was talking about this on WHO today, and a guy called in who has geothermal, and he got a poor rating too.



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    Re: Electric/Gas usage

    FWIW 2 adults in our 1400 sq ft house used 420 kWh and 19 therms from Alliant last month. I can't give you any averages as we've only lived here for 3 months. I also really haven't had to worry much about heating/cooling yet but generally go 65/68 in the winter and generally turn the AC off unless I feel that it needs to be on (fans ftw).


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    I'm sitting in an milford campsite bathroom right now listening to the sirens and a guy dropping a deuce. Please god don't take me now like this.

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    Re: Electric/Gas usage

    Where is your thermostat set during the winter and summer? We keep ours set at 67 daytime/64 nightime in the winter and 78 daytime/80 nightime in the summer (with ceiling fans on basically 24/7 from June through Sept).


    You can spend a lot of time and money picking out the perfect floral bouquet for your date ... but you're probably better off checking if you have bad breath and taking the porn out of the glove compartment.

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