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!