OK, so that’s not all good news, but bear with me.
The weeks in the last billing cycle were pretty hot. We had quite a few days in the high 80’s and even into the 90’s. In addition, there were quite a few humid days. This meant that we were running our central air quite a bit. The front of our house (where both our bedroom and that of Little Boy Beagle face) gets a lot of afternoon sun and there isn’t much any shade, so for us, the A/C is a necessity when it gets into the mid-80s.
Still, on nights when it cools off and isn’t humid, we’ll open the windows, and close them up again the next day before the house gets too warm.
Even so, I knew that we’d used our A/C more than any other month than in the past. I looked and our previous ‘all-time-high’ bill was $160. I was estimating that we’d probably hit in the neighborhood of $225-250 for the current bill.
So, when I got the e-bill, I hesitated for a moment, not sure what I’d find. And, while it did crush the previous all-time high, it came in at $192.
I was happy with that because it was lower than I’d estimated, plus we didn’t cross the $200 threshold.
Hopefully this month is a little cooler and we can stave off another year before we have to worry about crossing the $200 mark. So, while the electric bill was high, the good news is that it wasn’t as high as I’d feared it might be!Copyright 2017 Original content authorized only to appear on Money Beagle. Please subscribe via RSS, follow me on Twitter, Facebook, or receive e-mail updates. Thank you for reading.