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Heat Wave Electricity Bills

Man oh man, I dread seeing this month's electricity bill.

I think it will have doubled from my May bill.

I am guessing it will be over $300.


What's your bill likely to be?

by Anonymousreply 28June 24, 2022 3:35 AM

Current bill is $37.25.

by Anonymousreply 1June 22, 2022 12:14 PM

This is why I do monthly billing.

I have central heat and air in a second floor condo with vaulted ceilings that gets direct sunlight in the Summer from Noon - 5 pm. My first winter here, my January natural gas bill for the heat was over $300! With central air, my bills were not only astronomical but a mystery until the bill arrived. With even, monthly bills, I am better able to budget. Yes, I am paying for natural gas in the summer when it's not needed but there are years where that extra balance helps reduce next year's monthly payment.

by Anonymousreply 2June 22, 2022 12:19 PM

My bill is usually around $300 + for the hottest months of the year.

by Anonymousreply 3June 22, 2022 12:46 PM

We had solar panels put up that cut our electricity bills in half. It took 7 years to pay them off--and this is the eightth year, so that energy is free.

by Anonymousreply 4June 22, 2022 1:36 PM

Indian Wells CA summer $1,500/mo. Southern Ca Edison.

by Anonymousreply 5June 22, 2022 1:42 PM

You need solar, R5.

by Anonymousreply 6June 22, 2022 2:07 PM

The gloves are off and utilities in Florida are fighting solar panels. They have DeSatan in their pocket.

by Anonymousreply 7June 22, 2022 2:09 PM

R7, it's ridiculous that I rarely see solar panels in Florida. It's criminal actually

by Anonymousreply 8June 22, 2022 2:13 PM

^the whole shitty state will be underwater soon enough.

by Anonymousreply 9June 22, 2022 2:24 PM

Florida could have more solar panels, we have enough sunshine to make the state less reliable on other forms of energy but a concern here is the weather, hurricanes and strong tropical storms will damage and rip off panels which then become flying projectiles.

My neighbor has some older versions that are on the ground but because of the risk he ends up needing help to store them before storms, it’s a pain in the ass but we help him.

by Anonymousreply 10June 22, 2022 3:15 PM

Live in NE New Jersey, have a 4500 sw ft home, keep the house at 70 during the summer. Our bill is maybe $350 a month at its highest. Winter propane bills are a whole ‘nother story. $1500-$2000 a month.

by Anonymousreply 11June 22, 2022 4:26 PM

I just got an email from the electric co. warning me that this month’s bill will be 50% higher. I haven’t been doing anything different.

by Anonymousreply 12June 22, 2022 4:29 PM

That --the flying debris excuse-- sounds like a plausible reason to suppress solar panels but the truth is the utilities do not want them to proliferate in Florida. Everything can become flying debris in a hurricane and any sensible person knows this.

It is likely the home insurance companies in Florida -- already dropping their insureds right and left -- are also against solar panels because they could affect their bottom lines as well.

Bottom line: The electric utilities and home insurance companies do not want their revenue streams disrupted by customers making their own electricity in Florida.

The losers in all this are electricity rate payers and insurance customers.

by Anonymousreply 13June 22, 2022 4:32 PM

Watch this video about how FL people lived without AC:

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by Anonymousreply 14June 22, 2022 9:53 PM

$27-$37 depending on rainy days; I live in Florida and I have solar panels.

by Anonymousreply 15June 22, 2022 10:48 PM

California was giving some kind of a credit the last couple of months. I think that's over. This month's bill was $235.75, which is low for me. It's going to be bad next month.

by Anonymousreply 16June 22, 2022 10:52 PM

SF here…a bit of a heat wave happening so gas/electric will probably be a little over $600 this month

by Anonymousreply 17June 23, 2022 12:03 AM

Mom? That you??

by Anonymousreply 18June 23, 2022 1:06 AM

Good thing I got in to the budget billing arrangement with my gas and electric. Smartest move I ever made. My Gas, Electric, basic cable/ internet, water and trash are about $300-350 a month total.

by Anonymousreply 19June 23, 2022 1:30 AM

Mine gets pretty bad in the summer months here (it's still 85 right now with 80% humidity... Ugh). I've taken to leaving my house at 75 degrees and running fans in the living room and bedroom. It's still going to be in the $200s, but if I didn't do that it can easily be $400-$500 a month.

by Anonymousreply 20June 23, 2022 1:36 AM

Well under $100, as normal. Inflation threads= spam.

by Anonymousreply 21June 23, 2022 2:09 AM

[quote]I am guessing it will be over $300.

Lol, amateur!

by Anonymousreply 22June 23, 2022 2:44 AM

How are Florida utilities attempting to deter Floridians from placing solar panels on their roofs?

Watch the video.

This is just real shitty and the Florida Legislature is helping them.

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by Anonymousreply 23June 23, 2022 5:34 PM

R23, utterly criminal. The FL legislature is doing whatever their fossil fuel funders want

by Anonymousreply 24June 23, 2022 5:47 PM

R23, I have Duke Energy and that’s the main reason I have $27/$37 monthly bill.

by Anonymousreply 25June 24, 2022 1:46 AM

I live in Dallas and rent , all bills paid. I haven't turned on my a/c in over 5 years. All I need is an occasional fan or the overhead fan in my bedroom to keep me comfortable. My landlord loves having me as a tenant.

by Anonymousreply 26June 24, 2022 2:11 AM

I'm in Tennessee, and my A/C hasn't turned off once since 6 o'clock this morning. I'm guessing $500 for June.

by Anonymousreply 27June 24, 2022 3:02 AM

Probably ~ $300 will be the peak summer bill. I have a small place w/high ceilings. I hate high ceilings, now.

by Anonymousreply 28June 24, 2022 3:35 AM
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