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    prnena71@aol.com
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    i live in the state of ny. i check my bill online i was lloking and they
    have a section with energy saving programs. we have one that they will ome to ur
    house and turn on ur stuff and see if it uses to much energy and if it does u
    have to replace it a no cost. this works for both homeowners and renters. the
    only thing renters need to do is get permission from the landlords. here is
    my electric company website with the information in question. so u can have
    an idea what to look for. I hope this helps.
    http://www.lipower.org/commercial/conservation.html


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    DMarieCM@aol.com
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    our house is over 3500 sq ft and it is all electric - water heater, heat pump, everything... our level billing is $124 (we just moved here in June) but I KNOW we are going to have a huge catch up because the people we bought the house from were a retired couple and we are a large family of 7!

    Any ideas on cutting the electric bill? We do have a wood burning fireplace but no access to free wood. I have asked on freecycle even. Does anyone know how the cost of buying firewood compares to the savings on the electric bill?

    Thanks for any help!
    Danielle



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    wildirishrose299@aol.com
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    Where do you live that you don't have access to firewood?










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    ~trina~
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    <font size="2" color="navy" face="Arial" id="role_document">If you were in S CA ,I have lots of wood for
    yu! ( a tree just fell in my backyard)

    I would think wood would still be cheaper
    than electricity, wouldn’t it? find a local boy scout org that may sell
    it,etc~trina~


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    <font size="2" color="black" face="Arial">10.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:black;">our
    house is over 3500 sq ft and it is all electric - water heater, heat pump,
    everything... our level billing is $124 (we just moved here in June) but
    I KNOW we are going to have a huge catch up because the people we bought the
    house from were a retired couple and we are a large family of 7!


    <font size="2" color="black" face="Arial">10.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:black;">


    <font size="2" color="black" face="Arial">10.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:black;">Any
    ideas on cutting the electric bill? We do have a wood burning fireplace
    but no access to free wood. I have asked on freecycle even. Does anyone
    know how the cost of buying firewood compares to the savings on the electric
    bill?



    <font size="2" color="black" face="Arial">10.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:black;">


    <font size="2" color="black" face="Arial">10.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:black;">Thanks
    for any help!


    <font size="2" color="black" face="Arial">10.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:black;">Danielle


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    Danielle
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    well I am in Ohio - and I can get seasoned firewood for about $85 a

    cord which is fairly cheap around here. I just don't know how it

    compares to how much it will help our electric bill. We are in an

    oversized tri-level, and the fireplace is on one end of the main level.



    Also looking for regular ideas of cutting back the electric bill. Does

    anyone have a list like that? Like 1) turn out the lights (I know that

    one - LOL)

    Danielle








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    dlawn@comcast.net
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    we have a few drafty windows, particularly the big bay window in the living room. Every year, my husband puts that plastic window covering over these windows and the difference is immediately noticable. Where before the plastic, especially on a windy day, we'd set the temp at 68 or 70 and it would still seem cold. Now we set it 65 and sometimes almost feels too warm. With the temps in the 50s and low 60s lately, we've been able to turn the heat off during the day! Thats our best tip.

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    From: "Danielle" <DMarieCM@aol.com>




    well I am in Ohio - and I can get seasoned firewood for about $85 a
    cord which is fairly cheap around here. I just don't know how it
    compares to how much it will help our electric bill. We are in an
    oversized tri-level, and the fireplace is on one end of the main level.

    Also looking for regular ideas of cutting back the electric bill. Does
    anyone have a list like that? Like 1) turn out the lights (I know that
    one - LOL)
    Danielle





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    dmmckellep2002
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    Here are ways we save on electric.

    1 wash clothes in cold water and hang out to dry

    2 burn wood, we find trees that have blown down, ask and cut it.

    Clean up very well and usually they will recommend you to someone

    else.

    3 turn off lights and unplug all electrical stuff that does not need

    to be reset.

    4 turn down your water heater and put a heater blanket on it.

    5 handwash dishes instead of running dish washer or only use it when

    full

    6 turn off coffee pot instaed of letting it stay on. the heater uses

    energy.

    7 replace bulbs with low watt bulbs, they cost more but last longer

    and do use less energy

    8 call your electric company and ask for a free enrgy audit. Most

    have them, they come out and measure the amount of heat being lost at

    windows, and many other tips. Mine also provided free low energy

    light bulbs.



    Last Nov, we had a $300 electric bill, this past Nov it was $81. When

    my husband lost his job, we had to find many ways to cut our costs.

    Marsha








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    Karen Pennington
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    The electric bill is always something to master around here.



    We lowered the temp on the hot water heater. You might make two adjustments

    a year, we seem to need it a little hotter in the winter than summer.



    We have the thermostat on a timer. We generally are up till about 11 but the

    thermostat goes into night mode at 10 (it seems to encourage our night owl

    teens to go to bed too.) I am up at 5:45, the rest of the gang at 6, which

    is when the heat revs up. Down again when we are out the door and up for the

    kids coming home from school. I close the drapes on the North side of the

    house and leave at least a couple on the south side open for the cat to sun

    herself. We learned from vet bills!



    I cook a lot of full meals in the oven, meat and veggies. Although heating

    up the oven is expensive there is usually 2 or 3 meals there. The microwave

    is used to heat those.



    I keep my freezer full with food or water jugs. It holds the cold when you

    open it up Air you will jist keep reheating each time. And I have ice in the

    jugs for camping too.



    We are switching to the more effecient corkscrew type light bulbs and have

    installed floresents where possible.



    The biggest difference we made last year was adding 12 inches of insulation

    to the attic. It has just about paid for itself in the 15 months we have had

    it.



    Next we are working saving to replace doors and windows. That will make a

    big difference. We also are thinking of siding. You have to save in all

    places so credit is NOT an option on this.



    Take care



    Karen










 

 
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