How Much Electricity Do You Use?

by Andy Hough on October 11, 2007

My last month’s electric bill was $17.27.  This is very cheap but since electric rates vary around the country vary I’m interested in comparing cost for kWh used.  I used a total of 118 kWh over 32 days for an average of 3.6 kWh/day.  This is about as low as I think I can get my electricity usage but I might be able to get it slightly lower at my new apartment.  How much is your bill and how much electricity do you use?

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1 Elizabeth October 12, 2007 at 1:02 am

Funny that you should write about your energy bill today. So did I. Last month our Kwh usage was 848, down from 874 the previous month. Of course, we’re a family of four in a 2,300 sf house and I’m home all day as a stay-at-home, work-at-home, school-at-home mom 🙂

2 vh October 21, 2007 at 6:52 pm

My 10/19/07 power bill was $284.67for 1920 kilowatt-hours. That’s down from $208.69 for 1960 kWh, billed on 9/17/07. Both billing periods included 110-degree days. I have an 1865-square-foot house and a swimming pool; AC kept at 80 or 82 in the daytime (do have to jack it down to 78 at night so I can sleep), CFLs in every fixture that will accept them, little or no TV (and TV on a light switch so it can be turned completely OFF), pool pump running a minimal number of hours, and lights always turned off when leaving a room.

However, last March the bill was $64.00 fpr 700 kWh, with a gas bill (heating–we had freezing temperatures during that billing cycle) of $105.51 (summertime gas bill, with a gas stove & water heater, runs about $25). So…gives you a clue what it costs to make summertime in the Valley of the Sun tolerable.

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