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How much was your most recent BGE bill??

We just got ours on Saturday and it was $155.  I'm a tad nervous what the summer will bring because we did not have our heat on at all during the last billing cycle.

So how much did you fork over to BGE (or PEPCO or SMECO) last month?

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    Our latest bill was $123...man was I happy!!

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  • woah im freaking

    we do budget billing and its 250

  • $96, which is a huge relief after a winter of $500+ bills.  At least we get a break before A/C, which hopefully won't be anywhere close to the winter bills, our house is pretty cool naturally.
  • Ours was $125. Not bad.
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  • I think it was 195.

    Its still high, but way better than 400+

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  • $118. Way better than our winter bills, but higher than it normally would be for this time of year considering we didn't use any AC that month...I was expecting about $75.
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  • I switched us to budget billing a couple of months ago and our monthly payment is $176.
  • The bill we just got was 113, after havign the AC on for 2 days and turning back off.  The two bills before that were 93 and 98.  I'm bracing myself for it to swing back up to the high-mid 200's. 

  • Our was $129 - that made my day!
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  • $101 for our single family house.  We were very happy.  No budget billing or anything.  :-)  The previous month was $125.  I swear on programmable thermostats.  
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  • I'm dying at everyone's bills.  Ours is around $350/month and we're on budget billing.  And we don't live in a mansion.
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    I'm dying at everyone's bills.  Ours is around $350/month and we're on budget billing.  And we don't live in a mansion.

    350??   Is this gas+electric, or just electric?  We have oil heat, so ours is just the electric.

  • We just got ours and I was so happy--only $87!  We had the windows open a lot last month.

    Over the winter, the bills were over $200...

  • We used $96 worth but our budget billing is $168 (townhouse) so I think $96 is stupid high for not having the AC or heating on AT ALL for that billing cycle.  This month we're on an energy efficiency hunt plus I've been line-drying clothes.  If it doesn't get better I'm going to flip.
  • Ours was around 120 I believe.
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  • Somewhere around $200. H told me but I forgot. I too am worried about what summer will bring. The one good thing about our house is that it is set up in three zones. So, we will be able to control the temps pretty well, and it's pretty shaded.
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    We used $96 worth but our budget billing is $168 (townhouse) so I think $96 is stupid high for not having the AC or heating on AT ALL for that billing cycle.  This month we're on an energy efficiency hunt plus I've been line-drying clothes.  If it doesn't get better I'm going to flip.

    Any energy efficiency tips?  Our obvious culprits are my excessively long hot showers and the fact that neither of us ever turn the computer off.  do things like that really make a huge difference, or is there some bigger fish we could fry?  (not that we won't fix those little things...but I wonder if there's something we're missing) 

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    I'm dying at everyone's bills.  Ours is around $350/month and we're on budget billing.  And we don't live in a mansion.

    I've seen your house and that sounds pretty insane.  Its basically a ranch right? 

    You should check to see if your attic is insulated correctly and your house is brick right?  That should cut down on it too. 

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  • Ours was $140, which is about average I think. We had the AC on some during that cycle and had the windows open some and the AC off. That cost is for gas & electric.
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  • Ours was $102 for gas and electric. I can't complain!
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    image lsgarver:
    We used $96 worth but our budget billing is $168 (townhouse) so I think $96 is stupid high for not having the AC or heating on AT ALL for that billing cycle.  This month we're on an energy efficiency hunt plus I've been line-drying clothes.  If it doesn't get better I'm going to flip.

    Any energy efficiency tips?  Our obvious culprits are my excessively long hot showers and the fact that neither of us ever turn the computer off.  do things like that really make a huge difference, or is there some bigger fish we could fry?  (not that we won't fix those little things...but I wonder if there's something we're missing) 

    We think our dryer is inefficient--I'm having to run it longer to get the clothes dry (hence recent line drying).  I'm also wondering if the fridge is inefficient--I've seen condensation on a few of the jars inside as soon as I open it.  DH thinks I've been cooking and baking a lot more but I don't see how last month would be different from, say, the holiday season.

    The big appliances are your first culprits (aside from heating and cooling), then habits (like long showers or not turning off lights), then vampires.  In sleep mode, I think computers are pretty efficient.  I have been unplugging my laptop while I'm not using it because it's old and I know the battery lasts all of like 30 minutes now which I think means it's drawing more from the outlet than normal.

    Are you on all CFL bulbs?  

  • Probably about $150 -$175. DH pays the BGE bill, so I don't know Embarrassed
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    image raven+maven:
    I'm dying at everyone's bills.  Ours is around $350/month and we're on budget billing.  And we don't live in a mansion.

    I've seen your house and that sounds pretty insane.  Its basically a ranch right? 

    You should check to see if your attic is insulated correctly and your house is brick right?  That should cut down on it too. 

    Yes, it's a rancher.  The basement is finished, so we do need to heat and cool that as well.

    Our HVAC is also older, we just don't have the cash to replace it right now.  But now I'm wondering if it's $250, not $350.  My h also pays that bill.  I should probably check, lol.

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  • Pretty damn cheap at around $150.  We now have the air conditioner on so I'm sure it will be creeping back up.
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  • We ran our a/c through most of the last bill and our bill was $115. 
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