Your monthly Electric Bill

Your monthly Electric Bill

PostBy: theo On: Thu Feb 19, 2009 5:32 pm

Hello All, I am really getting upset about these electric bill's Mine was 280.00 this month for a family of 3 This seems pretty high to me considering we shut the extra fridge off in the basement and cut back on other item's. Last month the electric bill was 240.00. I would have thought that it should have come down since we cut back on several item's. Anyone out there have any suggestion's or tip's? What is your average electric bill per month?
theo
 
Stove/Furnace Make: LL
Stove/Furnace Model: Hyfire 2

Re: Your monthly Electric Bill

PostBy: Freddy On: Thu Feb 19, 2009 5:38 pm

Where do you live? What do you have for large electric draws? Stove? Water heater? Clothes dryer?
Freddy
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 130 (pea)
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Reading piece o' junk in the barn (rice)
Coal Size/Type: Pea size, Superior, deep mined

Re: Your monthly Electric Bill

PostBy: 009to090 On: Thu Feb 19, 2009 5:42 pm

Avg $250 a month. Family of 4. Electric everything, except heat. Now that the DVC-500 is running, we got the Coal-fired clothes dryer running in the lower level. Thats GOTTA save some electricity! Will let you know.

Chris F.
009to090
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520 HighBoy
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: DVC-500 x 2
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Rice


Re: Your monthly Electric Bill

PostBy: WNY On: Thu Feb 19, 2009 5:43 pm

could be numerous things, do you have Flosecent Bulbs? what all is electric? Hot water, dryer, stove? Any other electric heaters, etc. on in the house? Are people home all the time? TV, Computers, etc...on all the time? Cell phone, ipod transformers plugged in all the time?

Other THreads on Electric bill, do a search...we have talked about it numerous times...
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Keystoker 90K, Leisure Line Hyfire I
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker, LL & CoalTrol
Stove/Furnace Model: 90K, Hyfire I, VF3000 Soon

Re: Your monthly Electric Bill

PostBy: Cyber36 On: Fri Feb 20, 2009 3:06 pm

theo wrote:Hello All, I am really getting upset about these electric bill's Mine was 280.00 this month for a family of 3 This seems pretty high to me considering we shut the extra fridge off in the basement and cut back on other item's. Last month the electric bill was 240.00. I would have thought that it should have come down since we cut back on several item's. Anyone out there have any suggestion's or tip's? What is your average electric bill per month?
Hey Pal! Welcome to my world. Living in the great state of NY certainly has its benefits, huh??
Cyber36
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Marathon/Logwood

Re: Your monthly Electric Bill

PostBy: bksaun On: Fri Feb 20, 2009 3:09 pm

Family of 3, $98.00 a month. steep for around here.

Bk
bksaun
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Hybrid, Gentleman Janitor GJ-6RSU/ EFM 700
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 503
Coal Size/Type: Pea Stoker/Bit, Pea or Nut Anthracite
Stove/Furnace Make: Hitzer/ EFM-Gentleman Janitor
Stove/Furnace Model: 503 Insert/ 700/GJ-62

Re: Your monthly Electric Bill

PostBy: gaw On: Fri Feb 20, 2009 6:01 pm

I read somewhere that you can leak electricity. I don’t know exactly how other than damaged insulation leaking to ground maybe in a buried cable. If you think your electricity usage is unreasonably high could something like this be the problem.

Any electricians out there know if this is possible and how to track it down? My guess would be to disconnect everything from the circuit and then check for an amp draw.
gaw
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker KA-6
Coal Size/Type: Rice from Schuylkill County

Re: Your monthly Electric Bill

PostBy: Paulie On: Fri Feb 20, 2009 9:22 pm

Rig your meter!
Paulie
 
Stove/Furnace Make: leisure Line
Stove/Furnace Model: Pioneer

Re: Your monthly Electric Bill

PostBy: 009to090 On: Fri Feb 20, 2009 9:35 pm

Paulie wrote:Rig your meter!



By "Rig" you you mean "Remove and jump connections"? :shock:
That would just be wrong :clap:

Chris F.
009to090
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520 HighBoy
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: DVC-500 x 2
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Rice

Re: Your monthly Electric Bill

PostBy: Lightning On: Tue Oct 23, 2012 10:58 pm

I see this is an old thread, but I wasn't sure where else to post this. You will notice on your electric bill there are many charges. A bulk of the cost is the delivery charge from the power company and a charge from the "supplier". Well, recently my neighbor was telling me about Ambit, since he has been selling it. Its one of those "networking" sales schemes like Amway - and being the nice guy that I am I changed suppliers from Discount Energy to Ambit. He assured me that it was a good move and my electric bills would be cheaper. So a few months passed and I decided to compare an old bill to my new bill since my electric bill seemed higher. I grabbed an old bill with Discount Energy as my supplier and compared it to my new bill with Ambit as the supplier. I was bummed to find that my old supplier was cheaper and I sent him an angry email :( ESPECIALLY since my old supplier isn't currently taking new customers :wtf: I was screwed.. Well, not really... After further investigation I noticed that the supplier charge varied month to month so I really don't know if I'm getting a better deal or not. I would also like to add that my old supplier Discount Energy had a variable rate too, and swayed up to $.03 per KW from month to month :cry:

This month my supply charge is $.037 per KW
Last month my supply charge was $.0605 per KW
(both charges listed here are with Ambit as my supplier)

So you see, based on this, my electric bill could vary $40.00 based on 1776 KW I used this billing period wow :shock:


Anyone have any advise on the best supplier?
Anyone else use Ambit or heard of them?
Lightning
 
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Clayton 1537G
Coal Size/Type: Nut/Stove Size Mix

Re: Your monthly Electric Bill

PostBy: lsayre On: Wed Oct 24, 2012 5:55 am

With electric rates that low it is quite likely costing you more to heat with coal than it would be to heat with electricity.
lsayre
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
Coal Size/Type: Stockton Anthracite Pea
Other Heating: Resistance Boiler (13.5 KW)

Re: Your monthly Electric Bill

PostBy: Richard S. On: Wed Oct 24, 2012 6:42 am

lsayre wrote:With electric rates that low it is quite likely costing you more to heat with coal than it would be to heat with electricity.


Even at $.037 per kWh the electic is still about 40 cents more per million BTU. Having said that we still have to include the distribution charge and whatever other fees there are which is probably another 2 or 3 cents.
Richard S.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert VA1200
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat/Anthracite

Re: Your monthly Electric Bill

PostBy: Rob R. On: Wed Oct 24, 2012 6:46 am

lsayre wrote:With electric rates that low it is quite likely costing you more to heat with coal than it would be to heat with electricity.


Supply charges are generally about 50% of the Kwh cost, the rest is delivery.
Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Coal Size/Type: Lehigh Rice
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

Re: Your monthly Electric Bill

PostBy: Lightning On: Wed Oct 24, 2012 6:56 am

lsayre wrote:With electric rates that low it is quite likely costing you more to heat with coal than it would be to heat with electricity.


Yes, the per KW charges I listed are supply charges, sorry if I was unclear..

Last month when I divide total bill by KW used it was $ 0.133 per KW
This month because of the variable supply charge, my price per KW is around $ 0.10

I was simply trying to demonstate how your bill cound sway up and down from month to month even if you use the same amount of power because of the variable supply rates...
Lightning
 
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Clayton 1537G
Coal Size/Type: Nut/Stove Size Mix

Re: Your monthly Electric Bill

PostBy: Rob R. On: Wed Oct 24, 2012 7:04 am

Also note that there are some fixed charges (meter fee, etc), so the more Kwh you use, the lower the price per unit.

My electric bill averages about $120 per month, and that is for approximately 1100 Kwh. We have an electric dryer that gets used a lot, but the range is propane and our hot water is heated by coal.
Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Coal Size/Type: Lehigh Rice
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy