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- 14-Jun-12, 06:49 PM #1
ARR! My electricity bill doubled!
This time last year i did not own reptiles. This year i have 3 ceramic heat emiters running 24-7 and 2 UV lights running in the day.
My bill has doubled compared to this time last year.
Do ceramic heat globes suck THAT much power up!?!?!!?
I only have 3!------------O< SSSssssssss
Quite obviously, yes.
- 14-Jun-12, 06:52 PM #3
I doubt it.Hero. Please do not use my photos without prior permission.
plus w.a's rising power bill yes
- 14-Jun-12, 06:57 PM #5
the thing is, i am not running anything different in the house (appart from the reptiles) since last year. No new TV's, heating etc etc...nothing in my life has changed - except for the heat lamps. So i can't pin point it to anything else.
I know they chew power, but i didn't think 3 globes would make such an impact.------------O< SSSssssssss
- 14-Jun-12, 06:58 PM #6
Been using the oven, dishwasher, dryer, tv, microwave, washing machine etc more? Maybe Lucy is old enough watch tv now and such...
- 14-Jun-12, 06:59 PM #7
change to globes and have heat mats for summer....75watt globes and a 7watt heat mat...Bearded Dragon: 'Yoda'
Stimson Python: 'Keiko'
- 14-Jun-12, 07:01 PM #8
The drug lab next door has probably tapped your mains.
Put the wattages up, takes about 1min to figure out how much they cost to run11:55 PM [Tuatara] Grizz.. is a bear, isnt that a gay term?? I thought he might be with jay or something
- 14-Jun-12, 07:01 PM #10
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mine wasnt that expensive and i have 2 heat globes 2 uvs and a water heater, plus the led tubes to light the enclosures.
I used approximatly $3.15 a day and that also had my pc running continuosly aswell
- 14-Jun-12, 07:02 PM #11
Thats a bit strange, shouldnt be that much, no new appliances? My bill slowly doubled but it took quite a lot of fish and reptile tanks, then I got solar and now Im trying to double it again lol....
Tumbleweed- I have noticed your really positive comments are doing well with the whole making friends thing.....S.B: There's a blood stain on your floor.
A.S.: Yeah, I'm... I'm gonna get to that.
- 14-Jun-12, 07:03 PM #12
My pc's and tv's chew through power. I need to change over to led tv.
- 14-Jun-12, 07:11 PM #14
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This is exactly what I'm worried about but I think it was more I had oil heaters running all the time.
Turn off everything at the wall after using it.
If your on electricity stop showering or don't shower as much.
Gas water heater
Change light bulbs to power saving ones (get decent ones that actually allow you to see) (landlord was a stingy uker)
I'm running a 150watt heat light 24/7 at full power don't wanna know how much it's using.
How much was your bill if you don't mind me asking ?
I got a $500 one for 2 people....
Wasn't to happy
- 14-Jun-12, 07:14 PM #15Rodent Farm Sponsor
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