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How much is your Hydro bill?

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Oct 25, 2010
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georvu wrote:
Oct 7th, 2015 10:13 am
We've gone from 25-28 kwh/day to 38-39 kwh/day. Trying to gauge what is causing increase. Possible we are paying for street lights :) Latest bill was about $200 for one month.

Did run dehumidifier but not daily... will see next bill.

Does leaving dvr receiver consume alot of power when tv off? Wondering if that is the culprit as we turn off tv but not receiver [although nothing new in that habit].
I'm trying to figure out the same thing:

Oct 15-Nov 13 2014: Avg. 29 kWh / day.
Oct 15-Nov 13 2015: Avg. 34 kWh / day.

I can't for the life of me figure out how we are using almost 20% more power over last year. Same appliances, same usage patterns. I have an electric furnace, but it hasn't run this fall yet as I have a wood stove so it shouldn't factor... Possibly more hot water usage somehow?
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georvu wrote:
Oct 7th, 2015 10:13 am
We've gone from 25-28 kwh/day to 38-39 kwh/day. Trying to gauge what is causing increase. Possible we are paying for street lights :) Latest bill was about $200 for one month.

Did run dehumidifier but not daily... will see next bill.

Does leaving dvr receiver consume alot of power when tv off? Wondering if that is the culprit as we turn off tv but not receiver [although nothing new in that habit].
rogerrabbit168 wrote:
Oct 10th, 2015 8:08 am
same, last year's usage (23-25 kWh) is lower than this year (26-32 kWh) for every billing, this billings usage 2000.92 kwh for 62 days for $315
BrianV wrote:
Dec 4th, 2015 1:00 pm
I'm trying to figure out the same thing:

Oct 15-Nov 13 2014: Avg. 29 kWh / day.
Oct 15-Nov 13 2015: Avg. 34 kWh / day.

I can't for the life of me figure out how we are using almost 20% more power over last year. Same appliances, same usage patterns. I have an electric furnace, but it hasn't run this fall yet as I have a wood stove so it shouldn't factor... Possibly more hot water usage somehow?
Can any of you track your day to day usage online.

With enersouce right now I can see my electric usage for yesterday, alter my patterns today and see how it's affected tomorrow when I check. KWh is broken down on/off/mid peak so it's pretty straight forward to narrow down the timeframe of the day.
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Dec 11, 2004
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Got our first real bill, electricity only, $225!

$24 base rate, plus 2611 kWh
1770 kWh @ 0.0568c/kWh (First 30 per day) = $100
Rest @ 0.086c = $72

Damn, it's not even in the dept of winter yet...
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Oct 14, 2015
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Toronto, ON
Manage to get down to 5 kwh a day..7 kwh on laundry day where I do 2 loads of laundry

Living in a 2500 sq ft house
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bubuski wrote:
Dec 4th, 2015 2:09 pm
Can any of you track your day to day usage online.

With enersouce right now I can see my electric usage for yesterday, alter my patterns today and see how it's affected tomorrow when I check. KWh is broken down on/off/mid peak so it's pretty straight forward to narrow down the timeframe of the day.
Yeah, you can do that on Hydro one. Nothing really stands out, just all around higher usage is all.
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Sep 1, 2013
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$35.22 last month. Average is about 100kWh per month.
Just because you can doesn't mean you should.
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Jan 6, 2015
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Are you guys posting ONLY electricity usage or the electricity/transportation/admin fees.

So many wildly different prices. And plus electricity bill comes with water.
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foodyforlife wrote:
Dec 4th, 2015 6:18 pm
Are you guys posting ONLY electricity usage or the electricity/transportation/admin fees.

So many wildly different prices. And plus electricity bill comes with water.
The prices are all over the place because we have 13 provinces and territories. Ranging from dirt cheap hydro (Quebec and Manitoba) to sky high in Ontario. You cant compare across provinces.

Water on hydro bill is not always the case either. Some municipalities have them separate others together... then there's folks on well with no water charges.
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The final bill includes all those so most likely yes. Water isn't included in condo hydro bills, water is part of the maintenance fees.
Just because you can doesn't mean you should.
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Dec 3, 2015
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Thornhill, ON
in the winter, i can get it down to about 50 a month..during summer it's more like 75 with ac @ 22 degrees
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$44.00 for 2 months, equal payment plan.
That's my 2cents worth
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BrianV wrote:
Dec 4th, 2015 1:00 pm
I'm trying to figure out the same thing:

Oct 15-Nov 13 2014: Avg. 29 kWh / day.
Oct 15-Nov 13 2015: Avg. 34 kWh / day.

I can't for the life of me figure out how we are using almost 20% more power over last year. Same appliances, same usage patterns. I have an electric furnace, but it hasn't run this fall yet as I have a wood stove so it shouldn't factor... Possibly more hot water usage somehow?
Latest bills [note that get water bill separately]:

Sep 11 - Oct 9 $98 19 kWh/day vs 20 last year
Oct 10 - Nov 10 $96 18 kWh/day vs 18 last year

So charged twice as much in Aug 12 - Sep 10 time period. Yes, possibly more ac use during that time but were also away for one week.

Aug 12 - Sep 10 $196 40 kWh/day vs 23 last year
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esoxhntr wrote:
Dec 4th, 2015 6:29 pm
... then there's folks on well with no water charges.
You've obviously never paid to have a well drilled or to replace a pump. It also requires electricity to pump the water. There is no such thing as free drinking water.
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Dec 4, 2015
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Aethean wrote:
Dec 4th, 2015 5:40 pm
$35.22 last month. Average is about 100kWh per month.
Do you live in a condo by yourself only? That's impressive how little electricity you use.

I'm kind of addicted to seeing now low I can go for usage esp with the comparison tool on powerstream.. there's 2 households using less electricity than me in my postal code....I think they don't use the dryer probably or have gas stove

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