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    Talking WOW! What a difference!

    OMG! I just got my electric bill! mind you I have electric hot water also. But, for those of you that read my first post 'my savings' I started learning how to be frugal and change my ways to save money at the end of May. I unplugged my microwave,coffee pot, TV/Vcr off with powerswitch off while not in use, and stopped using my dryer! I had saved $0.19 in just a few days at the end of the billing cycle!
    I just got my june/july bill and WOW! I was using 1380KWH every month... This months bill we only used 827KWH!!! My bill dropped $100!!!
    I am so excited! Hmm, I wonder what else I could unplug! LOL
    Wow! I am in shock! I can't believe it! That's $1200 a year savings!

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    Holy Moly, no more leaving the TV powerswitch on at night! The first month I started unplugging our microwave when we weren't using it the bill went down $6.

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    Unplugging as we speak. Great savings. I can't go without my dryer right now because I'm down with an injury and can't get out to hang my laundry up but as soon as I'm well I'm going back to it though. It does make for a huge difference.

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    Wow that's great, I have to work a little bit more on mine

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    That is some fantastic savings! Keep it going. Gotta feel wonderful

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    Quote Originally Posted by alarosalpn View Post
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    I just got my june/july bill and WOW! I was using 1380KWH every month.


    That's over 4 times my usage!

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    That is awesome saving!!!

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    Wow that's terrific ! I've started unplugging things while everyone is gone ( husband and son work out of state and are gone for weeks at a time) .....

    Of course, when they come home, I'll have to leave things like the tv plugged because my husband gets majorly annoyed when I do this. He doesn't think it makes any difference.

    So we'll see.. I'll watch my meter closely and see what difference it makes.

    Thanks for posting, you reminded me to unplug the microwave and coffee pot. I never thought of those, I was focused on the tv and computer and hot water heater. I'll report back if I see any savings from this.

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    I do this all the time, even with my microwave. OCD perhaps. Who knows...

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    I couldn't believe it when I saw the bill! I'm still excited about it!
    I don't know what else I could unplug! Technically I could unplug my stove too because its in the middle of my kitchen with an island on the left of it and nothing on the right, there's wood behind it just to kind of tie it in with the island but I could easily move it. hmm, it has a clock on it. I'm going to start doing that. Maybe it will break even when I start to run the A/C.. I'm dreading that! It's supposed to be 93-96 but feel more like 100 with the humidity tomorrow! and for most of the week! I don't think I can stop DH from putting the A/C in now! LOL
    After I make some laundry detergent I'm going to unplug the stove. I think DH won't care. He pretty much lets me do what I want! And goes along with it! After I proved these savings he's for anything now!
    Jellybeanz- you have to 'prove' to DH that it does make a differenct. Point out the other things that you unplug and then ask him to bear with you for just 1 month.. When you get the next bill in, he will have to see your point!

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    thats great. lol, b4 our neighbors moved out of the front part we knowticed that our meter was going slower than thiers. now that they have moved out and the only time the electricity is being used is when we turn the light on to go to the basement or when the maintenance guy is working over there and that meter is slower than ours. i might talk to jason about unplugging the microwave, the tv and speaker system and see if that will lower our bill.

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    Wow that is great savings.
    We do turn off the power strips to the TV and computer. I also unplug the coffee pot. Microwave is above the stove so it would be to much of a pain to unplug it all the time.
    May need to get after the kids to turn off the power strip to the TV in the basement.

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    That's a great savings! I'm going to have to look around here and do some unplugging. I have a question about power strips though, but I think I'll start another thread.

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    I would unplug the micro but if I did I would have to set time everytime I plugged it back in and Im too lazy for that

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    Caledoniaquine- why do you have to reset the time? I just have to hit 'clear' and then punch in how ever minutes I need. Then I unplug it again.

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