Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Take That Con Ed!

July- $83.14
August- $62.87
September- $90.72 and a heart attack
October- $59.33

[Drum roll please...]
[No, I'm serious! Start banging stuff!]

November- $35.39!!

Yay! I guess it paid off to finally switch out those over-watted lightbulbs that came with the apartment for some pocket-friendly ones. Oh, and unplugging stuff and never turning on the stove helps too.

I think winter and I might get along after all :)

Image: americansforamericanenergy.org

18 comments :

  1. so these lights really work? I have heard I need to switch...I might make the leap and try them out.

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  2. omg! we need that around here, i didn't know those really work!

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  3. Those lights work just as well, but sometimes they need a minute to work, themselves up to their full brightness, whereas with regular ones they just flick on really bright straght off.

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  4. I only ever have about one or lights on in my house at one time anyway. Maybe I can get away with just one of those odd looking lightbulbs...

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  5. they do make a difference ...however the light may not be as bright but they last forever!

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  6. laughing @ Start banging stuff!

    Haha, you make me smile. :)

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  7. They do help! Last year at this time we had over a $300 electric/sewer/water bill. I about died! Most of that $300 was the electric. We have electric heat and it was insane.

    Now, we have those bulbs, and have "sealed" the windows. And we've cut the bill by over 1/2. Whew!

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  8. Hey - good for you!

    I'm doin' my part here and bangin' stuff, like you said...

    Stay warm...

    :^) Anna

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  9. I switched out three lamps, over to the new bulbs. It does take a second longer for them to turn on, but I think it's worth it. I have gotten in the habit of only keeping a light on in the room I'm in. One of the many things I started doing a few years ago to cut back (or at least reduce some of the increases) in my electric bill.

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  10. I'd rather not have light switch right to bright right away anyhow here....most especially the ones in the bathroom!

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  11. yep and ive been using such lights for past 7 years plus - im cheap

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  12. We've switched over our bulbs, but I've never figured out how much less we pay. Should do that.

    (Found you through SITs)

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  13. HAHA, this is sooo true. The light bills are soooo expensive! omg. BTW, you're a very good writer. =]

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  14. Yay you!!!

    Now be sure to check your windows and doors! That's where most people's heat escapes and apartments are notorious for that!! Stay warm in my city, k??

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  15. I gots inspired. I went out and got me a couple of them spirally new fangled lightbulbs and stuck 'em in the two lamps I use most.

    I really like the light they cast...a nice and soft white.

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  16. actually i think they just lowered the price cause my bill has gone down too and i didn't change anything.

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