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Thanks. Precisely the sort of place I was searching for.
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*You can schedule appointments via a link in their instagram account.December 29, 2012 12:48 am at 12:48 am in reply to: Average electricity bill for 2bdrm ~900 sq. ft. apartment? #528205
Switched the water heater thermostat to a lower temp, ordered a bunch of Kill-a-watt plugin monitors, checked all the weather seals. Decided against replacing the basic thermostat for now. Let’s see how the next month goes. Honestly, this would not be a concern if not for the fact that I can not seem to find the root cause of so much energy usage!
The bill mentions the last bill was based on actual reading, not an estimated one. <mad face>December 28, 2012 6:16 pm at 6:16 pm in reply to: Average electricity bill for 2bdrm ~900 sq. ft. apartment? #528197
Found this handy guide to changing the temperature on the water heater too: http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-adjust-temperature-on-water-heater.html
Operation “Take back the carbons” will commence after work :)December 28, 2012 6:13 pm at 6:13 pm in reply to: Average electricity bill for 2bdrm ~900 sq. ft. apartment? #528196
The provider is APL (American Power and Light) not AEP. I will switch the master breaker off and see if the meter stops running…but before that I need to find out where that darn meter is! Guess I am going meter-hunting after work :P
If you are being billed by AEP and think there is an issue with paying for other circuits then pull all the breakers on your panel and see if the meter stops spinning.December 28, 2012 5:59 pm at 5:59 pm in reply to: Average electricity bill for 2bdrm ~900 sq. ft. apartment? #528192
I have been looking at the NEST thermostat for a bit now. Good point.
You should buy Nest Thermostat, if you have the money. I hear that is saving people a bit of money…
What I did find out from neighbors is that there seems to be an asymptotic floor for the monthly charge no matter the usage. That tells me some of the charge stem from external lighting around the complex and not from within the apartment. If true, this is quite unscrupulous I think.
Sounds about right… My AEP bill for a 2br townhome in Dublin was 142 this month.
Winter months make the bill jump a lot if you have electric heat. Summer I usually see a bill around 80-100 and winter around 150-170. Since moving to my current place the lowest bill I’ve had was $60 one October and $190 once in a January.
Definitely get a programmable thermostat if you don’t have one. less than 50 bucks can get you a 5+2 programmable to help control the temp and save a few bucks a month by not wasting energy when you aren’t home. They’re easy to install, only took me 30 minutes last spring.December 28, 2012 4:16 pm at 4:16 pm in reply to: Average electricity bill for 2bdrm ~900 sq. ft. apartment? #528188
The apartment is indeed all-electric. Having said that, the thermostat is adjusted to ~65 deg F when I leave for work around 7AM and re-adjusted to ~71 or so before going to bed around 11PM. I am about to get some plug-in meters for each of the power outlets in use in the apartment. That should tell me how efficient or inefficient the central heating/cooling is…thanks for the answers; keep them coming.
If you have electric heat it’s gonna be high. If you don’t have electric heat that’s pretty weird.