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    Thumbs up Energy Savings Challenge!

    Shall we post our bill amounts and determine how well we've done saving on electricity and/or gas?

    Here's mine:

    Electricity
    January: $76.65
    February: $51.99

    Gas
    January: $227.50
    February: $97.27



    How have you gals done?
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    Great idea. I can't post a history because our heat was covered with our rent before, but I can start next month posting totals. I am going to really be trying to make cutbacks in this area, so will definitely jump in on this.

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    our phone bills have gone down from $200- $130ish
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    Default FYI...

    I'd like to set the record straight right now by saying that this challenge is not my original idea, nor have I ever claimed that it is.

    I borrowed the idea from another board who in their turn borrowed the idea (for this challenge and other challenges) from Amy Dacyczyn's Tightwad Gazette Books.

    Hope this clears up any ambiguity.

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    Thanks justGina for these challenges-I loved them on the other board too.

    Jan elec-82.80
    Jan gas-98.66 (hot water and heat)

    Gas will come down when it gets warmer outside. Actually, we've had a really mild winter, so 98.66 for the winter is pretty good.
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    We haven't gotten our Feb bill yet but here is January
    Jan $113.23

    Compared to december which was much warmer and our bill was $62

    Oh and we have just electric.
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    Doing an electric bill happy dance.Febuarys was $86.50!!!!!!I thought is was going to be more than last mo.
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    Here's a happy dance for you! Congrats! I didn't get my bill yet......
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    I can't remember the exact amount, but can approximate:

    Jan elec--67.00
    Jan gas--165.00

    Feb elec--63.00
    Feb gas--120.00

    Our rates have gone up a lot here, so I am gnashing my teeth over these prices. Mind you, I have a huge old house that I only heat the lower two thirds of (I close off the sun room, office, and the laundry room). The upstairs isn't heated at all. My kids sleep up there and are very, very healthy! I keep the downstairs at 62 degrees during the day, 65-67 at night and OFF when we go to bed. I can NOT sleep where it's warm!
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    Jan gas: $189.14
    Feb gas: $164.28 A savings of $24.86 Woo hoo

    Jan. electric: $96.41
    Feb. electric: $79.56 A savings of $16.85 Woo hoo

    This savings is due in part to making a concerted effort to turn off lights and other appliances when not being used and hanging laundry!

    justgina, how did you get such a savings on your gas? That's phenomenal
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    Ok sad to say our electric bill went up this month,but only by $4.00.so its not that bad.Its still lower than this time last year which was $50 more.So I still feel good.
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    Woo hoo--our electric bill went down another $10 this month I guess it pays (almost literally! LOL) to run around shutting off lights after everyone.
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    Doing the electric bill happy dance.!!!!!Last month it was $90 This month it is $65 a $25 difference.Yeah me
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    I just read in the paper today that the gas company has to give us a $58.00 credit on our May bill because we had such a mild winter!
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    Im joining in this challenge too
    I will get my first electric bill after the 16th of this month. I have no clue what to expect LOL
    I too have been chasing after everyone turning off lights. But I have been using the electric dryer only cause Ive never had a complete brand new washer and dryer until now LOL Im like a kid in the candy store with it!! I have been keeping the AC on 75/80....does anyone know if thats a good temp for it? I cant set it past 80 here in Florida or Dh/baby will sweat. And does anyone have a timer on their hot water heater?
    Im so excited about saving money in this area
    ~Michele~
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