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    Tracy Feuer
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    When our budget bill amount went to $249 a month DH finally gave in and let me economize. The first month the only thing I changed was I quit using the clothes dryer, washed all of our clothes in cold water and quit using the dishwasher and our bill dropped by $80. I am not kidding and those were the only changes. An electric dryer uses a 220 watt outlet like a stove and a hot water heater that is twice of a standard outlet 110. That is the main reason I bake so much in my toaster oven.



    After the success with the laundry and dishwasher we started replacing lightbulbs now our budget bill is $132 a month mostly due to the hight cost of heat in the winter. Our actuall electricity usuage is about $80 in the summer and my dh would rather die than economise on his AC.



    Tracy in VA

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    Talea Ranker
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    <div style="font-family:lucida console,sans-serif;font-size:14pt;"><div style="font-family: lucida console,sans-serif;font-size: 14pt;">I can relate to the hubby and the AC! lol My husband is the same way. I've gotten used to just opening the windows and doors where my husband has to freeze in summer and roast in winter to be comfortable.
    ~Tee

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    From: Tracy Feuer <tracyfeuer@hotmail.com>
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    When our budget bill amount went to $249 a month DH finally gave in and let me economize. The first month the only thing I changed was I quit using the clothes dryer, washed all of our clothes in cold water and quit using the dishwasher and our bill dropped by $80. I am not kidding and those were the only changes. An electric dryer uses a 220 watt outlet like a stove and a hot water heater that is twice of a standard outlet 110. That is the main reason I bake so much in my toaster oven.



    After the success with the laundry and dishwasher we started replacing lightbulbs now our budget bill is $132 a month mostly due to the hight cost of heat in the winter. Our actuall electricity usuage is about $80 in the summer and my dh would rather die than economise on his AC.



    Tracy in VA

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    jessicamason37128@gmail.com
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    Try legalforms.com. They have forms for each state. They are pretty cheap and

    just have to be notorized to be legal.

    Jessica Mason

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    Date: Fri, 27 Jun 2008 16:50:57

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    I can relate to the hubby and the AC! lol My husband is the same way. I've

    gotten used to just opening the windows and doors where my husband has to freeze

    in summer and roast in winter to be comfortable.

    ~Tee


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    Yvonne
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    Tracy, I subscribe to Mary Hunt`s Eveyday Cheapskate and the following

    is part of an excerpt of today`s Eveyday Cheapskate. I thought you and

    others might be interested in it.



    "running your dishwasher actually costs less than doing a load of

    dishes by hand in the sink, according to the Department of Energy. You

    might also find it surprising that when you wash your dishes in the

    dishwasher, 80 percent of your energy costs are associated with heating

    the water, while only 20 percent are from actual machine energy usage.

    And because hand-washing your dishes can consume 9 to 24 gallons of

    water each time you wash whereas your dishwasher only uses 6 to 10

    gallons, you can actually save energy, money and time by using the

    dishwasher. Just make sure you only run the dishwasher when it's fully

    loaded and you'll use even less water".



    My dishwasher has "water miser" cycle on it. I use it instead of

    the "pots and pans" or "normal" wash cycle. I use less water and

    electricty. Also, since it`s a portable washer I unplug it after the

    drying cycle is through. I don`t even use the "air dry" cycle.



    Yvonne

















 

 

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