A/C

I am way behind in my emails however I wanted to comment on this and it may have already been talked about since I am only to this point. We had our air set on 76. When we got our electric bill ($180....we are remodeling our bathroom and don't have a roof, insulation, or sheetrock so I

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  1. #1
    Melissa
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    I am way behind in my emails however I wanted to comment on this and it

    may have already been talked about since I am only to this point. We

    had our air set on 76. When we got our electric bill ($180....we are

    remodeling our bathroom and don't have a roof, insulation, or sheetrock

    so I have it closed off; we don't have baseboards down yet, and our

    fireplace damper leaks cold air out, and our refridgerator is over 12

    years old) I upped the ac to 77. I figured one degree wasn't going to

    kill us and it might save a few dollars. Once we got use to 77, I

    upped it to 78. Yes, my girls go around in their undies (ages 7 and 3)

    and we have the fans going but it works. I don't know how much $$ we

    will be saving by lowering it only 2 degrees however when we raised it

    up to 77 for company, WE WERE ACTUALLY COLD!!! The only problem I am

    having is food melting in my kitchen, lol! I have organic coconut

    cream I keep in the cabinet since it gets too hard in the fridge. When

    we kept the temp on 76, it would stay at a spreadable consistancy but

    now it is pure liquid. The chocolate chips in the granola bars are

    melted, but we just deal with it. I am waiting to see the next

    electric bill to see how much of a difference it made. Hopefully

    enought to save up to at least get insulation and sheet rock back up in

    the bathroom (our shower pan leaked).



    Melissa in 102 degree OK!









    I was actually getting used to it. Work I was actually cold because we

    had the A/C so low. Now at home I am actually keeping my A/C at 74

    instead of 70 .








  2. #2
    Suzi McMullen
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    I keep my air at 73 degrees. I know it's cold to most. But it's heaven to me and I don't care about my footprint or whatever they are calling it.Last year I kept it at 75 or 76 andmy bill isonly 20 dollars more per month this year and most of that increase is the incease in cost per unit, not the temperature difference. I simply can't be on my feet chasing kids all day, cooking and cleaning constantly at a higher temp. I also need my house cooler for my seahorses. If not they would die. I could buy chillers for their tanks. But they are 300 dollars each.

    Suzi
    [quote]
    ----- Original Message -----
    From: Melissa
    To: Budget101_@yahoogroups.com
    Sent: Tuesday, July 29, 2008 12:26 AM
    Subject: Budget101.com : A/C





    I am way behind in my emails however I wanted to comment on this and it
    may have already been talked about since I am only to this point. We
    had our air set on 76. When we got our electric bill ($180....we are
    remodeling our bathroom and don't have a roof, insulation, or sheetrock
    so I have it closed off; we don't have baseboards down yet, and our
    fireplace damper leaks cold air out, and our refridgerator is over 12
    years old) I upped the ac to 77. I figured one degree wasn't going to
    kill us and it might save a few dollars. Once we got use to 77, I
    upped it to 78. Yes, my girls go around in their undies (ages 7 and 3)
    and we have the fans going but it works. I don't know how much $$ we
    will be saving by lowering it only 2 degrees however when we raised it
    up to 77 for company, WE WERE ACTUALLY COLD!!! The only problem I am
    having is food melting in my kitchen, lol! I have organic coconut
    cream I keep in the cabinet since it gets too hard in the fridge. When
    we kept the temp on 76, it would stay at a spreadable consistancy but
    now it is pure liquid. The chocolate chips in the granola bars are
    melted, but we just deal with it. I am waiting to see the next
    electric bill to see how much of a difference it made. Hopefully
    enought to save up to at least get insulation and sheet rock back up in
    the bathroom (our shower pan leaked).

    Melissa in 102 degree OK!

    I was actually getting used to it. Work I was actually cold because we
    had the A/C so low. Now at home I am actually keeping my A/C at 74
    instead of 70 .





  3. #3
    carolmcnally@sbcglobal.net>
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    WoW! I'd love to know what you are paying per KWH! We keep our A/C at 80 downstairs and 82 upstairs. Our A/c is brand new and all our bulbs and appliances are very high efficiency. Our bill was $202. we are currently paying 11c per KWH but that will increase soon as our contract for a locked in rate will expire in August. New Rates are ranging between 14c and upwards of 23c!

    Carol




    may have already been talked about since I am only to this point. We
    had our air set on 76. When we got our electric bill ($180....we are
    remodeling our bathroom and don't have a roof, insulation, or sheetrock
    so I have it closed off; we don't have baseboards down yet, and our
    fireplace damper leaks cold air out, and our refrigerator is over 12



  4. #4
    carolmcnally@sbcglobal.net>
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    <H3>We have a concrete tile roof. It is very well ventilated. Before we had a/c it was actually cooler up there than downstairs. It actually gets a breeze...LOL We do have a pretty big house at 4200 sq ft so thatexplains some of the bill. In the winter our bill runs btwn $60 and $80. </H3>

    Carol
    <H3></H3>
    <H3></H3>
    <H3>Posted by: "mem68" <FONT color="#1e66ae">mildreda@lcs.net <FONT color="#1e66ae">mildredal378142000 </H3>
    <H4>Tue Jul29,2008 8:12am (PDT) </H4>
    Could you put in an attic fan? I have been in homes that have them and they work great. I have a 2 story home and don't think that I could have one.
    Do you know about unluging things not in use?





  5. #5
    Shelly Billingsley
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    I have an attic fan in a 2 story home-works great!!\
    Shelly

    ----- Original Message ----
    From: mem68 <mildreda@lcs.net>
    To: Budget101_@yahoogroups.com
    Sent: Tuesday, July 29, 2008 1:11:24 PM
    Subject: Re: Budget101.com : Re:A/C






    <font face="Arial" size="2">Could you put in an attic fan? I have been in homes that have them and they work great. I have a 2 story home and don't think that I could have one.
    <font face="Arial" size="2"> Do you know about unluging things not in use?
    <blockquote style="border-left: 2px solid rgb(0, 0, 0);">
    <div style="font-family: arial;font-style: normal;font-variant: normal;font-weight: normal;font-size: 10pt;font-size-adjust: none;font-stretch: normal;">----- Original Message -----
    <div style="font-family: arial;font-style: normal;font-variant: normal;font-weight: normal;font-size: 10pt;font-size-adjust: none;font-stretch: normal;">From: carolmcnally@ sbcglobal. net
    <div style="font-family: arial;font-style: normal;font-variant: normal;font-weight: normal;font-size: 10pt;font-size-adjust: none;font-stretch: normal;">To: Budget101_@yahoogro ups.com
    <div style="font-family: arial;font-style: normal;font-variant: normal;font-weight: normal;font-size: 10pt;font-size-adjust: none;font-stretch: normal;">Sent: Tuesday, July 29, 2008 7:33 AM
    <div style="font-family: arial;font-style: normal;font-variant: normal;font-weight: normal;font-size: 10pt;font-size-adjust: none;font-stretch: normal;">Subject: Budget101.com : Re:A/C


    <font face="Arial" size="2">WoW! I'd love to know what you are paying per KWH! We keep our A/C at 80 downstairs and 82 upstairs. Our A/c is brand new and all our bulbs and appliances are very high efficiency. Our bill was $202. we are currently paying 11c per [/quote]





  6. #6
    Debbie
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    <FONT face="Arial" color="#0000ff">Wow, are you on a budget? my bills are in the 80s but we don't use the AC much to keep it down. Debbie
    <BLOCKQUOTE dir="ltr" style="BORDER-LEFT: #0000ff 2px solid;">
    ----- Original Message -----
    From: carolmcnally@sbcglobal.net
    To: Budget101_@yahoogroups.com
    Sent: Tuesday, July 29, 2008 10:33 AM
    Subject: Budget101.com : Re:A/C






    WoW! I'd love to know what you are paying per KWH! We keep our A/C at 80 downstairs and 82 upstairs. Our A/c is brand new and all our bulbs and appliances are very high efficiency. Our bill was $202. we are currently paying 11c per KWH but that will increase soon as our contract for a locked in rate will expire in August. New Rates are ranging between 14c and upwards of 23c!

    Carol




    may have already been talked about since I am only to this point. We
    had our air set on 76. When we got our electric bill ($180....we are
    remodeling our bathroom and don't have a roof, insulation, or sheetrock
    so I have it closed off; we don't have baseboards down yet, and our
    fireplace damper leaks cold air out, and our refrigerator is over 12


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  7. #7
    Jacqui Caruso
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    LOL I read this and was thinking you were reading my mind!! I have MS so I am very temperature sensitive (too hot I can&#39;t walk, too cold my legs feel like they are being hit with sledgehammers!). We keep our AC on 78 usually and some days it gets blazing hot (high 90slow 100&#39;s) here in GA and I bump it down to 76 and then nightfall comes & I am FREEZING looking for my electric blanket!

    Jacqui C. in NE Georgia


    On Tue, Jul 29, 2008 at 1:26 AM, Melissa <dvictor1@cox.net> wrote:

    I am way behind in my emails however I wanted to comment on this and it
    may have already been talked about since I am only to this point. We

    had our air set on 76. When we got our electric bill ($180....we are
    remodeling our bathroom and don&#39;t have a roof, insulation, or sheetrock
    so I have it closed off; we don&#39;t have baseboards down yet, and our

    fireplace damper leaks cold air out, and our refridgerator is over 12
    years old) I upped the ac to 77. I figured one degree wasn&#39;t going to
    kill us and it might save a few dollars. Once we got use to 77, I

    upped it to 78. Yes, my girls go around in their undies (ages 7 and 3)
    and we have the fans going but it works. I don&#39;t know how much $$ we
    will be saving by lowering it only 2 degrees however when we raised it

    up to 77 for company, WE WERE ACTUALLY COLD!!! The only problem I am
    having is food melting in my kitchen, lol! I have organic coconut
    cream I keep in the cabinet since it gets too hard in the fridge. When
    we kept the temp on 76, it would stay at a spreadable consistancy but

    now it is pure liquid. The chocolate chips in the granola bars are
    melted, but we just deal with it. I am waiting to see the next
    electric bill to see how much of a difference it made. Hopefully
    enought to save up to at least get insulation and sheet rock back up in

    the bathroom (our shower pan leaked).

    Melissa in 102 degree OK![/quote]



  8. #8
    Debbie
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    <FONT face="Arial" color="#0000ff">I guess then you do not heat the house with electric. So far I can't get my electric down below $80. We have a 1500 Sq ft ranch home and try never to use the AC but have a fridge and in the garage a fridge and freezer. They must take up electric. The freezer is old too. We need a newer one that would be better on electric. We have one TV on most of the day and 1 computer on but I turn it off at night. I am also cooking in my electric roaster or my toaster oven and electric skillet to use less electric then the stove top or oven take.
    <FONT face="Arial" color="#0000ff">
    <FONT face="Arial" color="#0000ff">Debbie
    <BLOCKQUOTE dir="ltr" style="BORDER-LEFT: #0000ff 2px solid;">
    ----- Original Message -----
    From: carolmcnally@sbcglobal.net
    To: Budget101_@yahoogroups.com
    Sent: Tuesday, July 29, 2008 11:26 AM
    Subject: Budget101.com : Re: A/C







    <H3>We have a concrete tile roof. It is very well ventilated. Before we had a/c it was actually cooler up there than downstairs. It actually gets a breeze...LOL We do have a pretty big house at 4200 sq ft so thatexplains some of the bill. In the winter our bill runs btwn $60 and $80. </H3>

    Carol
    <H3></H3>
    <H3></H3>
    <H3>Posted by: "mem68" <FONT color="#1e66ae">mildreda@lcs.net <FONT color="#1e66ae">mildredal378142000 </H3>
    <H4>Tue Jul29,2008 8:12am (PDT) </H4>
    Could you put in an attic fan? I have been in homes that have them and they work great. I have a 2 story home and don't think that I could have one.
    Do you know about unluging things not in use?



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