Thursday, August 25, 2011

First Electric Bill Is In

I went out to the mailbox today and our very first electric bill awaited me.  I was apprehensive.  But I had a figure in my mind and as long as it was around that figure, we'd be okay.

Now keep in mind the following:

We moved from a 1900 sq ft house to a about a 2700 sq ft house. 
We moved in the HEAT of the summer where at least half (if not over half) of the days were the heat index was over 100 degrees
We keep our thermostat set at 73 degrees, upstairs and down, all the time.

I also am still waiting for my Energy Star Certification Certificate to send in for my discount rate.  So this bill did not have that on there.

So....  I opened up the bill, hoping to see the figure I had in my head.  When my eyes found the figure I gasped!!  I couldn't believe it.  Someone had to make a mistake.  I checked the dates.  They for exactly 30 days.

I ran in and checked what I had paid last year.  I glanced at the new bill again.  The difference was....

*drum roll*

$50!  IN OUR FAVOR!!  My bill was $50 was LESS than at my old house!!!  And again, I'm still awaiting my Engery Star discount!!!  WOOT WOOT!!!   My last house was 10 years old.....but we increased size!  LOVING Energy Star Homes!!!

Now if the water bill could only be so good.  LOL  I doubt it.  We have had all our moving laundry, and blankets, and towels, plus running the sprinklers on the sod (3 of them)......  We'll see.

I am one happy customer right now!


  1. Thanks Noey! Good info! My fingers are crossed for our eletctric to stay about the same! This is exciting news! Thanks for sharing!

  2. What is the energy star discount?

  3. That is good news. I was wondering about that. Thanks for Sharing and yay energy star!

  4. Jen, about 45 days after closing (or so) you get a certificate mailed to you saying your home is Energy Star Certified. My electric company (and I think my gas and water may too, I'll have to look into it) will give you discounted rates if you can send them a copy of your certificate.

    Somewhere in my blog there is an entry about Energy Star. If you find it, look at it. In there it gives a link where you can check by state and area to see what kind of discounts are available to you for being energy star with your local companies.

  5. Noey...

    I have been getting up to speed on your situation since I found your blog. I have a couple questions I would like to ask you, if you might be able to email me and let me know if that would be okay? Many thanks!