A Few Bills Should Be A Lot Less

@Susan2015 (21024)
United States
March 14, 2016 7:10am CST
It looks like Spring is almost here. So hopefully a couple of the bills will go down. The heating bill should go way down next month if it stays warm enough. The electricity bill should be less because the lights won’t be on as long. Here is hoping these two bills will be quite a bit less than the last few months
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• United States
14 Mar 16
Hi Susan. I find that when one bill goes down and I think yay, then another one goes up lolz
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@Susan2015 (21024)
• United States
14 Mar 16
@TiarasOceanView I'm going to try to not let that happen.
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• United States
14 Mar 16
@Susan2015 Yes we have to try to balance all when we can Susan.
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@KristenH (24369)
• Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
14 Mar 16
Fingers crossed. Same here. Less heat and moderate bills for spring.
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• United States
14 Mar 16
March and April are our 'cheap' months - before the a/c runs 24/7 and the pool. We have very cheap electricity because of the TVA.
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@Susan2015 (21024)
• United States
14 Mar 16
@AbbyGreenhill Consumers Energy almost always seems to get away with increases. When we get a refund for anything, it's very tiny.
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• United States
14 Mar 16
@Susan2015 We get our power from a co-op, we are members not customers and we are all treated much differently than buying electric from a regular business. The co-op buys the power from the TVA, which is why most homes are all electric. Couldn't afford that up north.
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@Susan2015 (21024)
• United States
14 Mar 16
@AbbyGreenhill Consumers pretty much has the monopoly here.
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@Jessicalynnt (47895)
• Centralia, Missouri
14 Mar 16
our power bill will start going up, air is needed again today
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@Susan2015 (21024)
• United States
14 Mar 16
@Jessicalynnt We have a portable air cooler and two fans. I keep track of how much they are on. I know that in Texas you have many more hot days than we usually do.
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• Centralia, Missouri
15 Mar 16
@Susan2015 we run fans most of the year, to combat stuffiness since you cant have windows open most of it
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@slund2041 (3377)
• United States
14 Mar 16
Yes, we use less electricity the next couple of months. I did have to turn on the air a bit last night to cool it down. The thermometer said 85 inside my house at 8:00 last night. I ran the air for about an hour, and turned it off.
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@Susan2015 (21024)
• United States
14 Mar 16
@slund2041 85 is hot, I would have to have the fans on for a while.
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@slund2041 (3377)
• United States
16 Mar 16
@Susan2015 It is hot, but I can take the heat better than cold weather.
@Marcyaz (35651)
• United States
14 Mar 16
Those bill might go down unless you have air conditioning then up it goes again.
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@Susan2015 (21024)
• United States
14 Mar 16
@Marcyaz We don't have that. Just a couple of fans and a portable air cooler. We watch how much we run that as it can up the electric bill some.
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@Marcyaz (35651)
• United States
27 Apr 16
@Susan2015 It can become expensive.
• United States
14 Mar 16
It's been nice not having the heat on and I'm hoping my bills do down for next month too. Any savings is helpful
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@Susan2015 (21024)
• United States
14 Mar 16
@Marilynda1225 Yes, any savings is a good thing.
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@Tampa_girl7 (25893)
• United States
14 Mar 16
That is something to look forward to.
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@Susan2015 (21024)
• United States
14 Mar 16
@Tampa_girl7 Yes it is. I'm going to try to save the extra we don't put toward those two bills.
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@Juliaacv (31292)
• Canada
14 Mar 16
I hadn't thought of that, the heating bill should drop significantly although overall it was much lower to heat the house this year then last year was.
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@Susan2015 (21024)
• United States
14 Mar 16
@Juliaacv We had better plastic on the windows this year. It helped a lot with the heating bill.
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@rina110383 (24095)
14 Mar 16
Here in my place, electric and water bills will increase because summer had just started.
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@AnneEJ (5008)
• Dollard-Des-Ormeaux, Quebec
14 Mar 16
I am sure you will see a difference as the weather warms up. I don't have to pay for my heat, just my electricity, and my bill gets a bit higher in the summer when I have the A/C on.
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@amadeo (67699)
• United States
14 Mar 16
yes,at a good time.Heard that oil prices are going up.Of course gas has all ready shot up
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@Asylum (48278)
• Manchester, England
14 Mar 16
I am expecting the same over here as well. The winter months can be very expensive for heating and lighting, especially since the heating is on all day.
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• United States
15 Mar 16
That will be true for me, we don't have A/C, so once we don't have to pay for heat, our bill should decrease.
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• United States
15 Mar 16
We use LED bulbs for lighting, and even so, our electric bill is high. I know the cats don't turn the lights on when we are gone during the day. LOL. I now worry about a hot summer and having to run the AC's
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@just4him (120299)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
14 Mar 16
I agree, I've been turning the heat off now as well. With everyone working at the moment, my electricity is also going to take a hit on the down side next month. I hope.
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@marlina (74867)
• Canada
14 Mar 16
Logically, those bills should be a lot less.
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@scheng1 (24755)
• Singapore
14 Mar 16
That is one way to think of it. Sometimes I am very grateful to stay in Singapore. It is hot and humid all the time, so there is no need to heat up the house, but we do need to switch on the air conditioner now and then.
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@Blondie2222 (22218)
• United States
17 Mar 16
We usually save alot of money during the spring/summer months also. But depends on if it doesn't get too cold at night as well.
@dodo19 (33051)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
15 Mar 16
Hopefully, they both do go down for you. We're lucky in the sense that both of those bills are included in our rent. So our landlord deals with all of that. We still try to be careful with how much we use. We won't leave lights on unnecessarily. But it's one thing off our minds at the moment.