Thursday, January 13, 2011

Cold equals Pain

I received my electricity bill from Duke Power in my Email today.

Ow, ow, ow, ow!

This is the first time in the 8 years that I've had my house that my bill went over $100. And it cleared that hurdle quite readily with a "score" of $143.31.

That's 45% more than any other bill I've gotten from Duke Power and more than 50% higher than the bill I had last December. Ouch!

Admittedly this is by far the coldest winter that I've experienced since I moved down south 25 years ago so it's not surprising that the electric bill went up. But 50%? Yikes. And January is starting off to be colder than December so this month's bill will probably be up around $150 also.

At least this is normal weather for January; it's supposed to be cold now. December was freakishly cold for this part of the country. And don't get me started about snow!

3 comments:

Thumper said...

Dang, I'd be happy with that. Our last PG&E bill was just shy of $500. Yay for California... sheesh.

utenzi said...

Oh my god, K-thump! That's scary. You should move, and soon!

srp said...

I am with Thumper... a bill that low would be great... unless you have gas heat.. then.. perhaps there is a problem. In Mississippi, (with gas heat) the gas bill in summer was 0.. but electric high. And the reverse in winter.