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    Wow...

    I think I may have to turn my A/C on come Friday.

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    Freon Friday for Phillbo!

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    Don't cave in this early!

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    Dear Mike,

    This is a courtesy notification to inform you that, based on your usage through Jun 25, 2013 for SRP electric account ***-*34-007, your June bill is estimated to be $390.00.

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    Equalizer Plan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by longhairmike View Post
    Dear Mike,

    This is a courtesy notification to inform you that, based on your usage through Jun 25, 2013 for SRP electric account ***-*34-007, your June bill is estimated to be $390.00.
    Good God!

    My worst ever was $130. That was keeping a fairly small double wide trailer at 85* though. $65 out of pocket with a roomie. WIN!

    I look at some of those Taj Mahals they put up in Scottsdale and the East Valley and wonder what it costs to keep 5000 sq ft at a blustery 70* all summer. I can't afford it, so I don't even need to ask.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phillbo View Post
    Equalizer Plan.
    ^^ That. I've gotten a credit back 3 years in a row too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phillbo View Post
    I think I may have to turn my A/C on come Friday.
    I'm going to see if I can hold off until Monday...
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    Ours has been on since late April. The last house I lived in with 4 people, three fridges, a pool, three laptops and two desktops got a nice ~$500+ /month in the summer. That sucked. Now in a small house with the wifey, and we're at about $150, but we need to keep the air on during the day for the dogs, else it would be lower.
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    we keep our place about 83, and use ceiling fans. Its amazing the diffs in the outside rooms vs. the interior, and certain zones that collect more air than others. dog has spent 3 weeks camped out in the middle of the office under the ceiling fan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dag Nabbit View Post
    Ours has been on since late April. The last house I lived in with 4 people, three fridges, a pool, three laptops and two desktops got a nice ~$500+ /month in the summer. That sucked. Now in a small house with the wifey, and we're at about $150, but we need to keep the air on during the day for the dogs, else it would be lower.

    Cheaper to just keep it on during the day. The AC is gonna use a lot less energy to go from 87* to 75* or whatever you like than going from 100* to 75*.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eazy_E View Post
    Cheaper to just keep it on during the day. The AC is gonna use a lot less energy to go from 87* to 75* or whatever you like than going from 100* to 75*.
    I guess it works out having dogs then.
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    have 2 a/c units one for each side of the house,, both kept 80 with fans,,, the side without the bunny pens gets turned off from 1-8pm during peak $$ hours

    this june has pretty much been almost july/aug temps so burning about 120kwh/day

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    Quote Originally Posted by longhairmike View Post
    have 2 a/c units one for each side of the house,, both kept 80 with fans,,, the side without the bunny pens gets turned off from 1-8pm during peak $$ hours

    this june has pretty much been almost july/aug temps so burning about 120kwh/day


    Is that for real mike, averaged 45-50 kwh/day in july/aug

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eazy_E View Post
    Cheaper to just keep it on during the day. The AC is gonna use a lot less energy to go from 87* to 75* or whatever you like than going from 100* to 75*.
    Last I researched its most cost-efficient to only increase your home temps 4-5 degrees during the day. For example I keep my home set around 79, and thermostat switches to 83-84 during the hours I am at work.
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    78* and never touch it.

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