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    Electricity rates in Canada are much much higher than south of the border. That is based on having lived on both sides of the boarder.

    Like Strider, my electric bill is closer to $250.00 to $275.00 a month mostly due to: in-floor heating in the basement (which is only set to 65F), using the electric stove a lot, and our fresh air circulater / de humidifier we have installed on the furnace intake.
    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
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    My electric bill is typically $100-150 depending on the season. However my last bill was $275 with no changes to routine except for the climate. There have been days where I am not sure the heat pump was off. However I am not willing to freeze for the sake of saving money so I just let it run. We did use the gas fire place a few times so that may have helped keep it under $300. Fortunately our home is very energy efficient and well insulated.

    This time of year when I lived in a larger, considerably older, and less energy efficient home it wasn't uncommon to see the electric bill go to $600+. However that house was 3X larger than this one
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    I pay about 1800 euros a year I think. We have a gas heater and cooker, no airco and few power hungry devices.

  4. #14

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    Ok, so it may have just been the time of the year... So I'm not insane lol

    I looking into solar city but they don't service our area

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    Our natural gas/ electric bill averages about 275 a month all year round here in Wisconsin. We live in a 100 year old house with crappy windows. We also run ac all summer, along with the tanks help keep it high. We did drop 20 a month after we replaced some light fixtures with led ones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Triton View Post
    Ok, so it may have just been the time of the year... So I'm not insane lol

    I looking into solar city but they don't service our area
    What's the average return on investment time for solar for you? Last time I looked it was about 9 years for a 9 panel set for me.

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    If I did solar I was looking at the panel leasing, anyone know the typical energy use for standard light bulbs vs cfl vs led?

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    Well after looking into a few things my power went up $.05 per kWh... and even at the amount I used last month thats about a $35 difference.... this month I used more

    Solutions I am looking into:
    1. Replacing of standing freezer in basement with chest freezer
    2. Replacing light bulbs
    3. Replacing fridge
    4. Solar panels

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    Quote Originally Posted by Triton View Post
    If I did solar I was looking at the panel leasing, anyone know the typical energy use for standard light bulbs vs cfl vs led?
    LED's are the most efficient, but the initial cost is the greatest

    With standard light bulb (incandescaent), 60% of the energy it consumes is given off as HEAT, not light...highly inefficient
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    Yea I'm looking into power usage

    What I found:
    40W Incandescent = 8-12 W CFL = 6-9 W LED
    60W Incandescent = 13-18 W CFL = 8-12.5 W LED

    ^Based on that, I know the LED last longer, but do they last long enough compared to the CFL to be worth the extra cost

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