Been paying around $120 a month typically in summer months, just got the bill $221. I keep it at 76 degrees. I am in Atl area, so it gets hot. I have to look and see if rates went up. Not complaining just saying.
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I think rates have generally gone up.
Keeping my house thermostat set at about 80F, I would normally have paid about $350 per month. I estimate now that the same bill would be about $1200 per month.
I anticipated rate increases when I moved to solar. But how soon they would come and how much they would rise was grossly underestimate.
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Do you not monitor your rates? Can you shop around?
Here in PA we can shop for alternative electric (and NG) suppliers and it *used* to be a good deal where you could often lock in a rate for 1-2 years at a rate pretty far below the default rate the electric company was giving.
However that is all gone now. I just recently ended my sweet 2 year locked in rate and started shopping around again for rates and ALL the alternate suppliers ranged from "wow that's kinda high" to "you are SMOKING DOPE!" price levels.
I ended up just going with the default rate from my electric company which is almost now double what it was just a few years ago but still better than any of the alternate suppliers.
I'm dreading my NG contract running out this November as all the NG rates are insane now too.
Really not anything we can do here, can't shop, monitoring the rates just raises your BP....
About the only solution is Solar to fight off the increases, and the fact that FL has zero incentives state wide for solar power installations makes it a long term payoff.
SunRun quoted us $122K for a system. My grandkids wouldn't live long enough to pay that off, they are out of their minds...
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I was paying 5.9 cents per kWh, and about a year or so ago had to get a new contract. The cheapest I could find was 12.9 cents per kWh. So my electric bill has doubled. Coupled with 100+ degree temps, it has not been fun to open the billing emails this summer.
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I have a 3100 sq. ft. home (built in 2006) and I do NOT have AC, though I do have a Whole House Fan, so I'm somewhat relying on 'climate change' for cooling.
Anyway, my last electric bill was $219, but for context I'm currently paying .296/kWh Energy and Delivery combined!
It's painful here in NH. Last August, Eversource got every bit of the rate increase they proposed to the New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission...112% Increase! Hopefully you feel better now...
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Local company is asking for a 30% increase.
We've been getting multiple 100 degree days . My last electric bill was $160 . I have two central A/C units . I was expecting a lot worse .
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Could it be the time of year for the increase? Some of the utilities charge a different rate in the summer vs the winter rate. The summer rate is usually higher.
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$122K seems really high to me. Of course I have no idea of your home size… If you haven’t checked out Tesla you might want to visit their website which will allow you to insert your address and come up with a preliminary cost for a solar system which could include battery back up as well if you want it.
My estimate was around $40K with 2 Powerwalls..
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talk about confusing... the original poster's point about his bill almost doubling sounded like way more than a price increase... I'd suspect his A.C. needs some serious work...
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Fuel costs are passed on to the customer . It's usually never really about the actual rate .
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I live in Fort Worth. We've recorded 43 100+ degree days so far this year. Google shows Atlanta at zero although there is a prediction of one pretty soon according to google.
The highest bill I've had in 2023 was last month's at $171 calculated off of .109 KWh so your bill seems high.
You know the things that usually drive this like:
Old inefficient windows
No radiant barrier
poor attic ventilation (think rig vents if your roof line will accommodate)
Old inefficient AC unit with less than 16 Seer. (17 two stage is the best)
Poorly designed vent system with not enough returns.
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1000 sq foot house built in 1999 in central Florida.
Gas cooking,dryer and hot water heater.
A/C kept at 78 degrees.
Just had a giant Oak tree in front of house trimmed so it does not provide the same amount of shade as last summer.
Several days of temperatures over 100 degrees.
$237.00 dollar electric bill for July for the first time in many years.
I think in my area the combination of possibly higher energy cost and a hotter summer than in 1998 are part of it.
Can't wait to see the August bill.
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We're in a nasty drought and starting to break some summer 1980 (most Texans say that was the nastiest summer in their lifetime) temperature related records.
Fortunately, I gambled a little bit on electric power contracts and it paid off. My old fixed rate power contract expired just after New Years and the contracts at the time weren't reflective of natural gas futures (supermajority of power in TX generated by natural gas). I signed a 3 month contract, and at the 2.5 month mark the electric contract prices had come down enough where I locked in a 2 year fixed rate power contract. In other words, this summer's power bills could've been a lot worse if I had locked in during December/January.
This pretty much sums up electric bills this summer:
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I checked and the price doubled for wh. I guess Ill known what to expect going forward.
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Just got our bill. 1700 sq ft brick home built in 2002. AC set at 73 day and night. All of our windows face East and West. Brutal summer. $190. Worth every penny.
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Our electric bill is no higher than it was in 1980 but our usage is much lower because of replacing appliances, light bulbs and HVAC with very efficient equipment. Last month was $160 for a brick ranch, well insulated about 1450 square feet with full unfinished basement. AC set at 75-76 degrees.
Ohio has an Apples to Apples comparison site. It allows you to see prices per kWh. Our main supplier in the area raised their rates from 5.8c to over 12c per kWh. When I started comparing I was shocked at the new prices. Most were comparable to the new high, but some were lower for short term contracts. I prefer a longer contract to get a lower price.
I went with a 3 yr contract for 6.67c kWh. It also had no early termination fee, and no origination fee.
Doing it with a different supplier saved me money. I still have to pay the original co for the actual delivery of the electric. That charge is higher than the electric charge. I used 1000 kWh of electric for a total of $141.
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