Electric Bill!!

General energy and coal related topics, news and basic information. If you do not know where to post your topic post it here.
User avatar
Posts: 1285
Joined: Fri. Feb. 16, 2007 10:31 am
Stove/Furnace Make: EFM
Stove/Furnace Model: 520
Location: western ny

Post Fri. Aug. 01, 2008 12:15 am

I open a few windows or doors at night when it dips into the 50's, then I close them in the morning. It stays about 70 in here all the time, no AC. When it gets too hot we play in the hose.
Burning coal is definitely worth the extra work involved.
"Good enough" is not good enough.

Posts: 138
Joined: Wed. Mar. 26, 2008 6:40 pm

Post Mon. Aug. 04, 2008 10:47 am

My elec. bill was $60.00 less than last months. :) My well had a broken line and the pump was running continuously. :(

Ran the a/c for about three hours the other day. First time this summer. Used it to take the humidity out of the house. We live on a hillside where there is a near constant breeze. Stays nice in the house day and night. :idea: Hm, maybe I should get a wind turbine. Naw, I'm too old to realize an overall savings.
"The child has grown, the dream is gone"

User avatar
valley trash
Posts: 434
Joined: Fri. Mar. 27, 2009 1:59 pm
Stove/Furnace Make: Romax 2000
Location: Wasilla, Alaska

Post Tue. Feb. 02, 2010 2:06 am

The worst was 90 bucks. Not too bad given the situation last year with -30 temps without coal. The few guys with wind turbines got screwed this year since the winds were so strong and it broke turbines. Extreme gusts close to 70 mph stripped the gears on them. A very windy year.
Always carry a flagon of whiskey in case of snakebite and furthermore always carry a small snake. -- W.C. Fields

Posts: 1262
Joined: Sat. Apr. 21, 2007 11:35 pm
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker - Rice Coal
Stove/Furnace Model: 75K - Bay Window - Direct Vent
Location: thompson , ohio

Post Tue. Feb. 02, 2010 11:30 am

Rates around here really went up. Mine was usally about 50 -60 , now its 80-90. First Energy had 20 years to collect $300 mil from customers. Well they decided to do it in 2 years. GREEDY
"Politicians are like socks; if you don't change them often enough they start to stink."

Post Reply

Return to “Coal News & General Coal Discussions”