You should see our electric bills in NC....in the counties that are stuck with “electricities”. Apparently we are paying for bad decisions made by our elected officials many years back. Just about all I know get bills upwards of $400 in the summer with most averaging around $500-$600 PER MONTH [and HIGHER]!
We just finished re-insulating our older home...spent big money putting extra fancy insulation in our attic, replaced all the vinyl on the house with new, PLUS insulation foam board, and new windows......I have ALL gas appliances...and my electic bill still tops over $300 per month! And that does NOT count the gas bill which is propane [no natural gas lines running out in the county where we live].
Btw, my house is about 1600 sq ft. I dont know what we will do if Obamas energy plans ever take effect? We have cut back everywhere we can, done all we can do to improve yet our bill is still too high [IMO]. :-(
I live here too. You should see my electric and water! If i water the grass my water bill is close to $100. I lived in tbe desert with a pool and never had a water bill over $60! We have a gas pack for downstairs and electric only upstairs. I just never bothered to turn the upstairs on this winter. Last winter my bills were over $500 for both and we were still freezing to death.