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    Lightbulb Electric usage cost estimate

    This came with my electric bill (which is another thread altogether )

    These estimates are based on an average cost of 13 cents per KWH, which of course varies in summer in winter.

    Room a/c-8,000 BTU $40.25
    Washer $.94 (based on 12 hours per month, who are they kidding?)
    Dryer $11.70-based on 18 hours per month
    Coffee maker $1.56
    Computer/Monitor $6.31
    Dehumidifier $21.43
    Dishwasher on normal setting $3.43
    DVD player .08
    Ceiling fan $3.12
    Window fan $6.24
    Frost free freezer 16 cf $25.04
    Hair dryer $6.24
    Humidifier $1.68
    Portable space heater $70.20
    Refrigerator frost free 16 cf $25.92
    Swimming pool pump $60.84
    Color tv based on 180 hrs per month $4.68
    Water heater 40 gal $52.65
    Waterbed with heater $18.93

    I hope this is helpful to someone. It gives you a nice breakdown of major appliances so you can see where to "tweak" your usage.
    Danielle


    Mom to 3 girls

    Ashlee 23
    Raechel 20
    Courtney 10

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    Wow, I knew that the dryer cost lots. I also knew a freezer took up quite a bit of energy because a few years back, I emptied mine and only used the freezer in my fridge. Our electric bill dropped a significant amount during the months I didn't use the freezer.

    I'm surprised by the dehumidifier though. Not surprised at all about the electric heater.

    Look at that water heater though, ouch!!! We have a gas water heater, thank goodness.

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    Thanks for posting this. It gives us something to work with trying to lower these blasted electric bills!

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    CJ, my water heater is gas too

    Mel, that's what I thought, since we are all buckling down with our frugality, and summer is just about over.
    Danielle


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    Raechel 20
    Courtney 10

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    Thanks Danielle, really something to think about!

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