Bills

United States
January 29, 2007 9:21pm CST
I jsut got my power bill today and i about freaked out!!! what is the highest amount on average does your power bill ever run? have you eer had a really high power bill before? if so how much was it? My power bill this month was $179.21. I think that's a little crazy
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@emeraldisle (13146)
• United States
21 Feb 07
The highest we've had so far was last summer. It was a approximatly $520. Yeah that about threw us into shock at seeing it. We went through and changed as many things as we could. The next month it went down by a hundred but the big electricity hog was the a/c unit. Here in Florida during the summer you can't get around having that going. It's just too hot and too humid. Believe me we tried to do without and it was miserable. Normally our bills don't run that high but this past summer was very hot.
• United States
21 Feb 07
$500 is way too much for a power bill. Yeah, i know what you mean about the weather in Florida, i use to live there. I moved back up here to south carolina, and the weather is alot better. plus it's not as hot either.
• United States
1 Feb 07
My highest bill was $150 but it usualy runs about $70
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• United States
1 Feb 07
my power bill usually runs that low too. but his month it's over one hundred dollars.
@sweetlady10 (3619)
• United States
1 Feb 07
Ohh yes, in the winter season we always get very high electric bill. All because of the heating. Its so cold here.
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• United States
1 Feb 07
What is the bigest poerbill that you have had...amount? and where are you from?
@quispy (573)
• United States
31 Jan 07
I think that it would help in this discussion is we stated where we were from. I am on Long Island, in New York. I have a family of 5. My highest electric bill was $347.89! Yes, I freaked. More than 1/2 of my bill was "power delivery charges". Okay????? Just another add on because LIPA cannot legally raise their rates right now because of some agreement. So they added this charge on. Talking to different people I found out that any large appliance that you run (ie: washer, dryer, dishwasher) should be run on off peak hours, meaning before 9 am or after 5 pm. This has cut my bill trememdously. If you run something that draws large amounts of electricity during peak hours, then everything you use during the day (clock radio, toaster oven, microwave, or just anything plugged in) is charged at the higher rate. The entire day! How many things do you have plugged in? Tons. This has cut my bill in half. Hope it helps other people besides me, I've been telling everyone about it!
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• United States
1 Feb 07
I'm from south carolina and our power has been changed from DUKE POWER to DUKE ENERGY. I seriouly don't know why they changed it. But i'm going to have to look into this peak hour thingy... and see if we have one. thanks for the advice
• United States
31 Jan 07
I think the highest ours has ever been is $120.00 and I am home all day. I would freak out if I got a bill that high too. My hubby's uncle called last week and he said something had to be done at his house cause theirs was almost $300. I said I would really freak out if mine was that high and I sure wouldn't be able to pay that.
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• United States
1 Feb 07
That's a little crazy to have a bill up to $300. How did he get it that high? did he try to het the hole yard too.
• United States
31 Jan 07
My bill runs pretty close to the same this year, it has been so cold. Even with wearing sweaters and such we still get chilly. I will say one thing I started washing our clothes in cold water and it did make a difference. Plus I hang dry anything I can to keep from running the dryer.
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• United States
1 Feb 07
I have been washing all my clothes in cold water too. But i don't hang up clothes to dry... i really don't have anywhere to hang them up at. I just turn my heat down, so it won't kick on as much when i'm running the dryer. If i dry clothes it seems to keep the house warm.
@dfinster (3535)
• United States
31 Jan 07
Wow! That's really high. My bill has been going up for the last year each month and it's about $110/month from like $87 a year ago andwe don't seem to be doing anything different so I guess maybe it's just inflation.
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• United States
1 Feb 07
I'm starting to wonder if the power company ups their bills every year... so we always end up paying more.
@sandie61 (2359)
• United States
30 Jan 07
our power bill this month was 201 dollars. ouch! I think it will even be higher next month because it has been alot colder out the past few days.
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• United States
30 Jan 07
I sure hope that my power bill doesn't go up next month. It should be getting colder, but hopefully the powerbill will stay lower.
@minerc (1373)
• United States
30 Jan 07
The highest I have ever paid was 200 for a family of 5, the lowest is 89, I monitor everything though. I can't afford for it to go any higher. We make sure lights are off, I use my dryer only at nights and the AC is set on 80 and the heater is set on 65. It works for our family.
• United States
30 Jan 07
I'm glad that that works for your family. i'm going to have to do that and run my dryer at night... maybe that way i don't have to have the heat so high then
@xXmeganxX (4423)
30 Jan 07
hi there, im not familiar with the power bill words but im presuming you mean electric bill, if yes, im so happy i have a prepayment meter where i have to purchase credit on a card when i finish my electric, it's easier because id be quite shocked too if i got that bill, that's a bit high!!
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• United States
30 Jan 07
I've never heard of the credit on a card thingy when it comes to the electric bill... that just seems a little odd to me. but i'm glad that it works for you
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@xXmeganxX (4423)
1 Feb 07
yes it is good for me because i wold be scared incase i git a high bill and didn't have the money to pay it.
• United States
1 Feb 07
I totally understand where you are coming from there.
@xXmeganxX (4423)
1 Feb 07
yes it is good for me because i wold be scared incase i get a high bill and didn't have the money to pay it.