Another Electric Bill Increase ...

wawazat

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And how many here will keep wishing we get a hard freeze every winter?
I never wish it on us, mostly the NE region of the country. They use way more fossil fuels for heating than we do, so I am ok with them driving my bonuses while I avoid breaking ice.

Kidding of course. I do prefer a real winter, though not really prolonged temps below 0. This 50-60* nonsense really cheats me out of my favorite season though.
 

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Utilities do seem to have us by the short curlies. Wife and I moved from Yorba Linda, Ca and in the three years preceding the YLWD raised our water rates four times. First they implemented a five tear billing schedule based on usage to “encourage” people to conserve and it got really expensive really fast with everyone’s bills going up about 30%. Then after about a year we received word that due to a reduction in usage the utility could not afford to maintain the water system and they needed to raise our rates again. A year later they told us we could only water our yards twice a week on assigned days and we all complied due to the threat of being cited. Son of a gun 6-9 months later they’re raising rates again due to a reduction in water usage and could no longer go afford to maintain the systems. Oh! The Execs. of YLWD all managed to give themselves hefty bonuses and raises. Total corruption.
 

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I prefer a good freeze for about a week. Gotta kill off the less intelligent bugs at least. Give me 1 week every February where it's 0-12 degrees and then keep it 60-80 the rest of the winter. That's a perfect winter. It can snow one day, Christmas, but that's all.

One thing we recently did is get a new 95% efficiency gas furnace. It made a huge difference in our heating bill. Cost me about $2000 out the door.
 

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Yeah i got the email this morning also and i say since Biden caused all this send him the bill for it. But i know im just wasting my breathe and thought process to even think it since they dont have to pay for anything anyway we all have to pay for it all.
 

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