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How much is your Hydro bill?

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dirtmover wrote:
Dec 5th, 2015 1:44 pm
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.
Yes and yes and yes

You're obviously great at assuming things. The whole point is no bill from a utility.
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CoffeeGod wrote:
Dec 5th, 2015 2:37 pm
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
Yeah. I dont use the stove, a 6 slice convection toaster oven cooks everything fine. The layout of my place is rectangular (660ish sq ft) so one 13w CFL bulb on a floor lamp is enough light for the entire living room/kitchen/hallway/den. Load of laundry once a week on a weekend, no need to run the heatpump yet since it never dips below 22c in here. I suppose turning off the power bar for the tv/receiver/xbox/n64/android box every night helps for phantom load, not sure if it really makes a difference though.
Just because you can doesn't mean you should.
Newbie
Mar 7, 2016
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It seems too high. I receive over $ 300.00 per month for 3 bedroom, 2 occupants. I always think I am getting excessive bill. Pl. let me know if I my hydro bill is normal?
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Sep 20, 2008
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My wife is complaining about our $200+ bill for a 1500sf townhouse. three main culprits that eat power, the fridge, the oven and the hot water tank. Last week, as a test, I changed the HWT to a lower heat setting, I hope this lowers our bills.
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May 23, 2009
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Faemow wrote:
Mar 9th, 2016 1:06 am
My wife is complaining about our $200+ bill for a 1500sf townhouse. three main culprits that eat power, the fridge, the oven and the hot water tank. Last week, as a test, I changed the HWT to a lower heat setting, I hope this lowers our bills.
Most hydro utility companies in the GTA have a way to lookup hourly or daily usage online. It's an easier way to monitor changes you make each day to conserve.
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georvu wrote:
Dec 5th, 2015 11:48 am
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
In GTA.

Our last bill for mid Jan to mid Feb was $150 for 823.03 adjusted kWh. This is 28 kWh/day vs 25 last year

House about 2,000 sq ft.
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Nov 24, 2004
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Faemow wrote:
Mar 9th, 2016 1:06 am
My wife is complaining about our $200+ bill for a 1500sf townhouse. three main culprits that eat power, the fridge, the oven and the hot water tank. Last week, as a test, I changed the HWT to a lower heat setting, I hope this lowers our bills.
If your water-heater is electric, it'll definitely use a huge amount of electricity, but gas-based water heaters shouldn't use much.

Fridges do use a lot of electricity, but modern fridges are getting very efficient. A new-ish fridge that is in good working condition will probably use about 400 kWh per year, possibly less, in typical use. That works out to something like $5-$10 per month in electricity charges, at current Ontario rates.

One "hidden" electricity cost is the blower fan on gas- and oil-fired furnaces. Many people keep the fans running 24-7 to help even out temperatures in older homes. The blower fan draws 500-600W in operation, which really adds up.

Electric clothes dryers, of course, are huge electricity hogs. Clothes washers and dishwashers do use electricity as well, but not nearly as much.
Temp. Banned
Mar 29, 2015
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Wood Bridge
I agree, everyones Hydro bill went up. I did not get my bill yet because I get billed every 60 days (2 months) not sure how some of you are monthly billing?
Thanks
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Oct 16, 2007
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lost the clean energy benefit rebate...blah. $85 for 2 people, 1900 sqft.
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Temp. Banned
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ziaa wrote:
Mar 9th, 2016 11:16 am
lost the clean energy benefit rebate...blah. $85 for 2 people, 1900 sqft.
that sucks
Thanks
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Dec 11, 2004
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Faemow wrote:
Mar 9th, 2016 1:06 am
My wife is complaining about our $200+ bill for a 1500sf townhouse. three main culprits that eat power, the fridge, the oven and the hot water tank. Last week, as a test, I changed the HWT to a lower heat setting, I hope this lowers our bills.
Careful with the tank temp, do not go under 50-55C due to legionella, maybe try to insulate better?
You may be better off using low flow aerators for faucets (0.5-1.0GPM vs 1.5+) and a low flow shower head (1.5 GPM vs 2.2+) then lowering the tank's temperature
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Aug 6, 2014
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Ottawa, ON
averaging $55/month for 1600 sq.ft. detached home. usually about $45 in the summer, $65 in winter. not really sure why.
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Jan 21, 2013
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last bill for 2 months was $260- 2 story home, 1500 sq ft. 2 loads of laundry a wk(after 7pm)
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Nov 26, 2011
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Just got my hydro bill from jan 20-feb 18. Got charged $153 and had 841.40 kwWh

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