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Old 02-20-2012, 02:10 PM   #1
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We had tenants who strung 3 strings of those tiny christmas lights, 2 of the strings are very long, they are those tiny bulbs. Our electric bill shot up this year from $110 this time last year to $250.
I cannot believe a couple of strings of christmas lights can cost that much? They do have a young people's tendancy to forget to unplug them during the day.

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Maybe they leave more than Christmas lights on. Or maybe it's something else that is doing it. Furnace not running efficiently.

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Maybe they leave more than Christmas lights on. Or maybe it's something else that is doing it. Furnace not running efficiently.
Do they have electric water heater? Maybe a tap is dripping? Electric furnace not being turned down? Electric heaters being used?
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It's not Christmas lights. I ran the numbers a couple years ago and 1800 lights was costing me less than $50 for the season

Maybe lights heat water heater combined
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I bet they have a space heater running.
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Depending on your local electric rates, that extra cost corresponds to about 800-1500W of power 24 hours a day 7 days a week. That's a space heater.

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