Category Archives: electricity

http://www.flickr.com/photos/peapodlabs/7109996347/

Refrigerator Energy Usage – How Much Electricity Does It Use?

As I mentioned in an earlier post, I found my Kill-A-Watt buried in my bedroom closet amongst a bunch of other cords in a bag.  Over the past year several times I have longed to test the electricity usage but couldn’t bring myself to buy another one.  Of course since I have it back in hand, I’ve been testing out some electrical components in our home to find out how much electricity they use, determined to find out why we… Read the rest

Electricity Going Up Again

Bummer!  I got a notice by email a couple of days ago that our electricity bill is going up to $296/month. Shoot! It was down to $280/month.  I was a little worried that it was going to go up again, because there has been more than one day in the last month that 80°F was more than I could handle, and turned the thermostat down to 78°F. I need to continue to be proactive in watching the meter and making… Read the rest

Electricity Update for December 2008

Whoot!! The meter was read on December 19th and it took f.o.r.e.v.e.r. for the bill to become available online. But they finally got it up there last week and I was so happy to see the bill has dropped to $280 per month. We’re on a couple of programs, one is the year round program where we pay an equal payment each month, and we also pay less for electricity we used from 9PM to 9AM. Our bill was up… Read the rest

Electricity Update for November

I had hoped to figure out this month if using the hot water heater timer was going to make any difference in our electricity bill. Two things happened so that I won’t know for sure, at least not this month, or the next. Number 1: Our property is fenced and our meter is inside the yard. We are on a special plan, so the meter reader has to physically touch the meter every month. I guess he resets something. In… Read the rest