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Wow your seems pretty awesome.
In winter we use about 1550kwh
and at summer at around 800-950kwh
this is for 5 persons in the house.
Even now that I started working and dont use the pc as much the usage is still huge
That's for me, my wife, and my almost 3 year old daughter. Our natural gas expenditure for heat and hot water can get as high as 300 USD on the coldest months (we have baseboard heat, forced hot water, which also gives us hot water (indirect),) so if you have electric hot water and/or heat, that's something to take into account as well. Living ain't easy, that's for sure. I just learned that my car also has 3,000 USD worth of repairs needed to it to pass state inspection (the biggest can be described with two words: "head gasket"), so I'm looking for a new car as well. There is a reason why I don't buy computer parts anymore and that's because I'm busy paying for everything else. :ohwell:
 
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My last bill was $567.60... 7,794 kWh, Average Temperature 30F. we have no idea how it's always so much. But we do live on a farm so we have barn lights, electric water pumps and heaters stove/oven is electric Induction geothermal heating/cooling. slowly switching over to led lights.
It's $0.07426 kWh probably around 5500sqft+
 

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It was on my wishlist but this year was clothes and tools. When I get to working then I'll snag one of those.
Depending on how far north and west you are, you're welcome to borrow mine. :p
 
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In winter mine ranges from $40-$50 per 2 month cycle. That's with my PC on roughly 16 hrs a day, all florescent lights in all rooms (save for one), and not turning on the baseboard heaters except for an hour here and there before going to bed if it's really cold.

In colder weather I used to keep the kitchen/living room area closed off from the rest to keep the warmth there. Now what I do is open all doors and run the heat lamp in the bathroom, which is 150w, but keeps the place overall warmer. Not as warm as running the baseboards, but cheaper.

In summer of course you get the cheaper rate. I'd say around $20 a month average is right. I keep a fridge magnet thermometer on the steel legs of my gaming desk and as long as it's 68F or above, I'm OK with it. I just dress a bit warmer if it dips down to 68.

A great way to stay warm in the cold of night before going to bed is gaming though. Once that GPU starts pumping out warmer air and your adrenaline raises from the action, it's all good again. That and a cup of hot cocoa or a spot of tea and you're golden.
 
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Depending on how far north and west you are, you're welcome to borrow mine. :p
I'm in Bremerton. Not sure how far you are from there.
 
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We moved into our house in June of 2013:

Here are the dollar amounts for the months:

This is what my bill was from 11/16 to 12/22:

Two rigs crunching 24/7 (i7 477K @ 4.4GHz and a Q6600 @ 3.0 GHz). Three bedroom house with gas furnance, stove and dryer. I have been thinking of switching to LED lightbulbs (currently using all CFL); however the cost right now per bulb is still to high for my taste.
 

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paying nearly double that with the barn and shop in use lately ...
 

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Here in Germany you can decide how much you want to pay per month and at the end of the year they do a report and if you've paid more than you have consumed the whole year you get your money back, but if you have paid less than you have consumed then you have to pay back, i pay 80€ per month and every year I get money back, my pc is turn on just 4 hours per day an the only day that is on the whole day is when i have my day off, I don't consume that much electricity because i work and i am not that often at home, my girlfriend works too but she is often at home and always charging the iPad's battery because she is sick watching YouTube :banghead:
 
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We moved into our house in June of 2013:

Here are the dollar amounts for the months:

This is what my bill was from 11/16 to 12/22:

Two rigs crunching 24/7 (i7 477K @ 4.4GHz and a Q6600 @ 3.0 GHz). Three bedroom house with gas furnance, stove and dryer. I have been thinking of switching to LED lightbulbs (currently using all CFL); however the cost right now per bulb is still to high for my taste.
Dude, you're getting hammered for poor power factor correction. Haven't you thought about getting a capacitor bank? With that kind of rate I think you'd get your money back in no time.
 
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Here in Germany you can decide how much you want to pay per month and at the end of the year they do a report and if you've paid more than you have consumed the whole year you get your money back
Interesting... But the thing I always wanted is prepaid energy option, that way you will have no problems. You consume what you can and put more "credits" when you can. No obligations. :)
 

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@Blue-Knight and what happens if while you are taking a shower your credit is gone? :roll:
 
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I'm in Bremerton. Not sure how far you are from there.
Just drive North until just before you hit the US/CAN border and you'll be in my back yard. It'd probably cost more in gas than the Kill'a'watt sells for, sadly. Worth a shot!
 
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@Blue-Knight and what happens if while you are taking a shower your credit is gone? :roll:
Well, my shower won't be interrupted.

If you mean the water can turn cold then I have to say this is not a problem here because I do not have electric shower.

You can live well without hot water here, especially on summer.
 
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Dude, you're getting hammered for poor power factor correction. Haven't you thought about getting a capacitor bank? With that kind of rate I think you'd get your money back in no time.
What makes you think that? Poor power factor would be caused by a lot of inductive load. The stove and the dryer are probably the biggest offenders, even more so if they're older appliances. I have a brand new washing machine and dryer, but the dryer still runs on 208v split-phase, much like the stove and ovens. The only real inductive load is the motor in the dryer. My situtation sounds similar except the two towers aren't constantly crunching so I'm interested in why you think the power factor is the reason the usage is so high.

This is what I've got since I've moved into my current residence:
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Sorry, I didn't understand the "cost of power adjustment" concept. :confused: I thought it was related to power factor correction. :oops:
 
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Two rigs crunching 24/7 (i7 477K @ 4.4GHz and a Q6600 @ 3.0 GHz). Three bedroom house with gas furnance, stove and dryer. I have been thinking of switching to LED lightbulbs (currently using all CFL); however the cost right now per bulb is still to high for my taste.
CCFL to LED does not make much difference so better consider that when bulbs go kaputt. Any halogen spotlights could become LED ones though (there may still be some gains there).
 
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I've been swapping out my cfl's for led's just because the leds last a lot longer, although when you use them upside down even in a ventilated fixture, that does seem to shorten their life just like with cfls. Also I think the leds unrate their brightness. A 70w equivalent seems to be as brighter than the cfl equivalent.
 
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I thought CCFLs were fairly power hungry. I've got my kill-a-watt empty here. Let me grab some numbers for my Samsung SyncMaster 2343bw (23", 2048x1152).

Tests with TPU open:
Brightness: 97, Watts 38
Brightness: 75, Watts 33
Brightness: 0, Watts 18

Color tests with 75 brightness, testing with http://jasonfarrell.com/misc/deadpixeltest.php
Black: 34.5w
White: 32.5w
Red: 33.9w
Green: 34.3w
Blue: 33.8w

Anyone with a similar size LED monitor and a kill-a-watt care to pull some numbers to compare?
I was actually considering changing monitors for the power saving, but it'd be interesting to see how much of a difference it'd actually make.
 
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I pay every 4 months living on a Military Base. Balfour Betty my housing department pays for an allowance of my power bill. So for 4 months in 100 degree Georgia weather to cool my house to 72F and run all of my electronics for a family of 6 was $15, lol.
 

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Anyone with a similar size LED monitor and a kill-a-watt care to pull some numbers to compare?
All 3 of my Dell S2340Ms consume roughly 15 watts a pop at default brightness. Before that I had a 28" CCFL that consumed 100 watts and a 22" that consume about the same amount as yours prior to replacing them. For me, it was basically a difference of 90 watts, which is significant. Not to mention IPS displays look awesome in comparison to several year old TN film panels.
 
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we use around 6-700kwh in the winter months (gas heat) and 1800-2000kwh in the summer months. Winter rates are about .08cents per kwh summer hovers around .14cents per kwh depending on the month (we have peak summer rates and then ultra peak summer rates)
 

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Memory 2x 16 Gb Gskill Ripjaws 2400
Video Card(s) AMD Radeon 5700
Storage Samsung 970 EVO 1 TB m.2 NVMe + Samsung 860 EVO 2 TB SATA3 SSD
Display(s) LG 34GK950F-B 34" 21:9 Ultragear WQHD Nano IPS Curved Gaming Monitor with Radeon FreeSync 2
Case Corsair Carbide 400C
Audio Device(s) On Board
Power Supply Seasonic SSR-650GD Flagship Prime Series 650W Gold
Mouse Logitech G900 Chaos Spectrum
Keyboard Corsair K63 Wireless
Software Windows 10
Average about 30kWh , family of 4. The nice thing is that everyone is out of the house on weekdays between 8 and 5 so very little energy use. Also, during that time only my server is running, a small xbmc and a NAS plus a few routers.
 
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