Bills...higher than I thought. Fess up, what do you pay?
We are entering our second month of summer here in OK, and also our second month in our home. It is 835 sq feet- and the electricity bill is set to be around $125-$150.
We can see our power usage from the elect co on a daily and hourly basis. We use about 5 cents per hour, but when the AC is on its about 50 cents per hour.
Pair that with the fact it will reach 110 today, the AC runs allot, esp at 2-9pm. I turned the AC up to 82 and we saved about $2 per day ($60 a month!) but I work from home and that was miserable. So I now have it set to 80 day, 76 at night and we are back up to the $5 a day mark.
I sleep in only a sheet- I am a really hot sleeper so upping the AC at night is not possible- and it only runs about 2 times anyways. The lows are in the 80s with high humidity so opening the windows makes things worse.
I guess I thought that our bill would be like $50 or something. Any one else shocked at how their bills are? Does any one live in a comparibly sized home in a hot area like me? What are your bills?