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I just got my household power bill(we havent had one in 6 months) and the bill is for $313 dollars!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D"> my dad and i have been very Frugal with the amount of energy we have been using. ya for us!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D">
 

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leccy companies give rebates for conspiracists.<br>
thats why mine is $1,145 last quarter.
 

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I just got my household power bill(we havent had one in 6 months) and the bill is for $313 dollars!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D"> my dad and i have been very Frugal with the amount of energy we have been using. ya for us!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D"></div>
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Yeah, good for you and your dad. Have you experienced having power bill errors? Mistakes are occasionally made by power utility companies and occasionally people get stuck with an outrageous electric bill. In fact, a woman in Abilene, Texas has gotten into the headlines recently for getting saddled with a $1.3 million power bill. I have read it here: <a href="http://personalmoneynetwork.com/moneyblog/2012/06/25/power-bill-errors/" target="_blank">Watch the power bill for billing errors</a>. She have been sent a $1.3 million bill for a month’s power, compared to her typical bill of around $100. She then took pictures of the bill and called the company, who fixed the error. If an outrageous electric bill arrives, make sure to call the company and dispute it. <span><img alt="yes.gif" id="user_yui_3_4_1_1_1340777111350_1779" src="http://files.veggieboards.com/images/smilies/yes.gif"></span></p>
 

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<p>Mine is pretty much the same all year, about 170 to 200 per month. and I run the A/C non-stop as soon as it gets over 76° outside<br>
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<p>Mine is always $10-15 every month. Gas is included in rent, which has been the same for the last 6 years. <span id="user_yui_3_4_1_1_1342720098814_1275"><img alt="wink3.gif" id="user_yui_3_4_1_1_1342720098814_1274" src="http://files.veggieboards.com/images/smilies/wink3.gif"></span><br>
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<p>Usually my monthly electric is around $92, and natural gas is around $7. The electric company recently went to smart meters so I can go online and monitor my usage. Their website breaks it down, day by day and hour by hour. It's very interesting. I calculated that out of the $3 a day I average on electricity, $1 of that is wasted by opening the refrigerator unnecessarily and leaving it open too long. Each time I open the door it takes at least .07 cents of electricity to get it back up to temperature. So now I try to decide what I want before I open the door and that saves about $30 a month.</p>
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<p>The other interesting thing is the electric water heater. The meter always jumps dramatically after a shower. A 3 minute hot shower uses about 3 hours of normal  electricity usage.</p>
 

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<p>My electric bill at my current apartment has been about $30/month, about $20 of which is the "basic service charge." My gas bill is just the basic service charges at the moment, since the only things on the gas are the heat and the dryer. I line dry all my clothes, and it's summer. I do have AC, but I don't use it, not even in this Hottest Year on Record. I figure if I can make it through this summer, most future summers have to be cooler. My boyfriend and I have been using fans whenever we are home, and we're trying to unplug the TV and computer when we're not using them. I don't know if this will save me much money in the long run, but it certainly won't cost me MORE not to have the TV plugged in. It's a small TV, not a big plasma deal, but every little bit helps.</p>
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<p>I know this probably sounds very low to most people. I like living in NE Ohio, which is known for its overall very low cost of living. Of course, workers get paid less here, too.</p>
 
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