Monday, January 11, 2010
Saturday my first electric bill came in the mail. Keep in mind, this is the first time I ever lived in a all electric house. Due to all the efficient light bulbs, oil lamps, the fire place running all day and the constant reminding the family about short showers and the lights being on I was expecting a average bill. $404.00, here let me spell it, four hundred and four dollars. I went straight out and read the meter, yup it was right.
Doing some calculations, that comes to about 130 kwh a day. I averaged 40 to 45 kwh a day in the old house and it was bigger. I guess my carbon foot print is larger than I thought. I am currently in the process of figuring out what the heck is going on here. I have a theory about the return air location and the pantry door that has been open and possibly blocking it causing the heater to run all the time, but we will see. The heater should not be coming on at all. I set the thermostat to 62 degrees and heat with the fireplace. To many more months of that kind of bill and I will be living in a van down by the river.