WWOTD: Neighbor installed AC unit at front of house

amalgamas

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Jan 7, 2007
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Somewhere, AZ
My last bill was $165 for 533 kwh. Tier 1 is $0.28/kwh for 365 kwh. Tier 2 is $0.36/kwh. Imagine how bad it would be with AC.
I have both on-grid and off-grid solar so this number isn't really accurate but it gives a general overview. Here's what my breakdown for a single month looked like, it doesn't take into account the majority of my office equipment which is on 24/7, my NAS server, or my networking equipment which accounts for something like another 15-25kWh per day, those are all on off-grid solar with an independent battery backup.

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Check the Total produced number.

That is why my electric bill, minus the $50 of fees, was less than $40 last month and less than $100 total. I only got billed for the on-peak power.

My setup is small potatoes compared to some people, who have WAY more panels than I do and they will never see a bill above their fees because of how much they produce.
 

Chuck Finley

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1747 kw/h monthly average :rofl:
 

Chuck Finley

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Budget billing with Duke Energy == they average your annual usage so you pay a flat monthly fee instead of a different amount month/month
 

borazhasleftthebuilding

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Feb 11, 2005
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I'm not saying I enjoy being in an 80 degree house, but I had no idea everyone on OT was such a pansy. 80 under a ceiling fan isn't terrible. I've lived without AC for nearly all my life so I guess I'm just used to it. Also, while it gets hot here, it's not an unrelenting heat like you get in the rest of the country.
i work outside in FLAME RETARDANT coveralls handling up to 200f explosive liquids and sometimes the trucks dont have ac that work worth a damn, but im being paid $$$

at home, ill spend a couple days pay so i and my dogs are in comfort

75f is too hot inside, 70 with a fan is ok, but lower is BETTER and worth the $$$
 

amalgamas

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Jan 7, 2007
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Somewhere, AZ
Budget billing with Duke Energy == they average your annual usage so you pay a flat monthly fee instead of a different amount month/month
APS does that too, but you really have to watch when you start it unless you've been with them for awhile. If you are new they're going to take your first three months and use that, so if you start in the summer you're going to be fucked till the next year. :rofl:
 
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Rusty Shackleford

luey its time for your anal pills
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Dec 2, 2006
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I know that feel. I can hear my garage unit kick on from my living room or when I’m right outside on the deck or in the pool. I didn’t think of this when I had it installed.

This is your fault @s34s0ns. This morning I walked out to my garage and was instantly hit by 100% humidity and 80F air. The power flickered a few times last night and my Nest must have died or gone crazy and my system won't kick on. :wtc:
 
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whatever

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Feb 18, 2004
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holy fuck, I just checked, state wide CA raised their electric rates 15.2% per kWh from 2021 to 2022. :roflwtf:

I knew it was bad there but they are just shitting on their lower-middle and lower class citizens without even doing them the courtesy of calling it rain.
mine went down 3%

:rofl:
 

borazhasleftthebuilding

half black lives matter, too
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Feb 11, 2005
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in da forest
2 shitty gas wall mounted heaters.

Used to be a furnace with a single floor grate center of the entry floor. Thing didn’t work and crawl space was too tight for a replacement (to code) or ducts.

So we just ran gas to opposite sides of the house and got these geriatric beige ass heaters installed.
mini split heat pumps are awesome for heat, can be cheaper than gas (depending on ambient temp and your gas price)

your ambient temp is awesome for heat pump

check this out, its science

70f is warm, right???

-1f has 85% of the same heat in it waiting to be captured by a heat pump

so all your ambient temps are gonna be higher, and just begging to be transferred into your house, and then in the summer, that same mini split gives you sweet ac
 

LancerV

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Sep 16, 2003
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I'm not saying I enjoy being in an 80 degree house, but I had no idea everyone on OT was such a pansy. 80 under a ceiling fan isn't terrible. I've lived without AC for nearly all my life so I guess I'm just used to it. Also, while it gets hot here, it's not an unrelenting heat like you get in the rest of the country.
No its fucking terrible i literally ghetto rigged a swamp cooler
 
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amalgamas

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Jan 7, 2007
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Somewhere, AZ
No its fucking terrible i literally ghetto rigged a swamp cooler
when you say that I'm imaging red neck AC

 

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