Author Topic: High electric bill? NGC naturally  (Read 822 times)

Offline twowheeladdict

  • Guzzi Hero
  • *****
  • Posts: 4443
Re: High electric bill? NGC naturally
« Reply #30 on: September 13, 2021, 03:53:01 PM »
Hmm. Much of it is covered by drywall.

Interesting.  Most ductwork runs in the attic space or crawlspace. 
2018 V7 III Carbon Dark #0009 of 1921
2018 Road Glide Special
2019 Royal Enfield Himalayan
2017 Suzuki Van Van 200

Online Chuck in Indiana

  • Guzzi Hero
  • *****
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • Posts: 28536
Re: High electric bill? NGC naturally
« Reply #31 on: September 13, 2021, 03:58:29 PM »
Interesting.  Most ductwork runs in the attic space or crawlspace. 
We have a finished basement.

Quote
Fortunately the whole state is solar cooled/heated.   :thumb:
When you think about it, the planet is totally solar powered.  :smiley: We just need to use some of it. There is 1 gigawatt of solar energy available per square km..
Chuck in (Elwood) Indiana/sometimes SoCal

02 Scura RC
87 AeroLario
95 Skorpion tour
 
I think senility is going to be a fairly smooth transition for me..

Online Tom

  • Guzzi Hero
  • *****
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • Posts: 27929
Re: High electric bill? NGC naturally
« Reply #32 on: September 13, 2021, 04:42:17 PM »
Y'ep but sometimes the thermostat seems to get stuck on the wrong temp. in some parts of the world. 😳

The electric company is now pushing for everyone with solar panels to buy the back-up batteries.  They want the homeowners to store juice so that when the grid is under high usage, they'll be able to pull from your system when needed. 🙄
Supposedly they pay the home owner for the kilowatts used.  :grin: :grin: :grin:  The homeowner foots the bill for the unit & installation.   :grin: :grin: :grin:
From the Deep Deep South out in left field.  There are no stupid questions.  There are however stupid people asking questions.  🤣, this includes me.  😉

Offline leroysch

  • Weekend Warrior
  • ***
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • Posts: 286
  • Location: Neosho, MO
Re: High electric bill? NGC naturally
« Reply #33 on: September 13, 2021, 07:12:11 PM »
5G deployed in your area recently? (:evil:)
'88 FLST
'95 Ducati 916
'04 V11 LeMans
'06 FLHX
'09 Buell 1125R
'13 F6B
'17 BMW R Nine T
'19 H2 SX SE+

Wildgoose Chase Moto Guzzi

Re: High electric bill? NGC naturally
« Reply #33 on: September 13, 2021, 07:12:11 PM »

Online guzziart

  • Weekend Warrior
  • ***
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • Posts: 351
  • Location: Northeast Ohio
Re: High electric bill? NGC naturally
« Reply #34 on: September 14, 2021, 10:09:57 AM »
So, a few years ago we got an electric bill that was $40 more than what I'm used to paying.  I figured the increase was due to a/c use or the wife doing too much laundry and left it at that.  The following month the bill was double the previous month.  I told my wife to quit running the electric dryer so much, only run it with a full load.  The 3rd month the bill was almost double the last months.  Well, now I couldn't honestly blame the high energy consumption on wife's laundry habit so, I started looking for a draw.   It took me a whole 10 minutes to figure out where my energy use problem was.  Apparently our well pump failed to a point where its water pressure output was not high enough to trigger the pressure cut-off switch and consequently ran all the time.  A new well pump, check valve & pressure cut-off switch returned my monthly bill to normal.  And, I'm glad I'm not married to a vindictive woman. :grin:

Online Moparnut72

  • Guzzi Hero
  • *****
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • Posts: 1089
  • Location: Quincy California
Re: High electric bill? NGC naturally
« Reply #35 on: September 14, 2021, 10:53:16 AM »
I had the very same issue. 30 year old pump couldn't maintain enough pressure to trip the pressure switch.
kk
Mopar or Nocar
2019 V7lll Special
2016 Audace
1965 Yamaha Santa Barbara - sold to son in law
2017 Harley Slim S - Traded in for Audace
2006 Harley Deuce - Lost in a fire
2006 Sporty - Sold
1976 R90/6 - Sold
1970 R75/5 - Sold

Online bigbikerrick

  • Guzzi Hero
  • *****
  • Posts: 4817
  • 73 Eldo, 17 Griso,12 Ural Gear Up, 08 GL 1800Trike
  • Location: Southeastern corner of Arizona, right next to "Old Mexico, and New Mexico"
Re: High electric bill? NGC naturally
« Reply #36 on: September 14, 2021, 11:15:47 AM »
I have a 2100sq/ft "adobe " home in Arizona and even though the temperatures have been very high, we can keep the house nice and cool, and we only pay $80.  a month or less for electricity. I have all LED lights, and use an evaporative cooler for cooling.
The walls of the house are almost a foot thick, made of burnt adobe brick, from Mexico. It was built in 1956. what helped the most was convincing my wife to use our solar clothes dryer! :laugh:
Rick.
"You meet the most interesting people on a Guzzi"

Offline twowheeladdict

  • Guzzi Hero
  • *****
  • Posts: 4443
Re: High electric bill? NGC naturally
« Reply #37 on: September 17, 2021, 12:28:22 PM »
I have a 2100sq/ft "adobe " home in Arizona and even though the temperatures have been very high, we can keep the house nice and cool, and we only pay $80.  a month or less for electricity. I have all LED lights, and use an evaporative cooler for cooling.
The walls of the house are almost a foot thick, made of burnt adobe brick, from Mexico. It was built in 1956. what helped the most was convincing my wife to use our solar clothes dryer! :laugh:
Rick.

I prefer to dry clothes in the shade.  Cuts down on UV fading.  If you have low humidity, which you do, you don't need them in the direct sunlight. 
2018 V7 III Carbon Dark #0009 of 1921
2018 Road Glide Special
2019 Royal Enfield Himalayan
2017 Suzuki Van Van 200

Online Antietam Classic Cycle

  • Guzzi Hero
  • *****
  • *
  • *
  • Posts: 12405
  • Happily stuck in the past.
    • Antietam Classic Cycle
  • Location: Rohrersville, Maryland
Re: High electric bill? NGC naturally
« Reply #38 on: September 17, 2021, 02:48:22 PM »
Switch to a different electric supplier with lower kWh cost? Mine is locked in at 6.550 cents/kWh until May of 2022. I keep getting offers that will "save me money" at 9+ cents/kWh.  :grin:
Charlie

Online Chuck in Indiana

  • Guzzi Hero
  • *****
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • Posts: 28536
Re: High electric bill? NGC naturally
« Reply #39 on: September 17, 2021, 07:08:54 PM »
Switch to a different electric supplier with lower kWh cost? Mine is locked in at 6.550 cents/kWh until May of 2022. I keep getting offers that will "save me money" at 9+ cents/kWh.  :grin:

We have two choices.
(1) Indiana/Michigan
(2) None.
 :smiley:
Chuck in (Elwood) Indiana/sometimes SoCal

02 Scura RC
87 AeroLario
95 Skorpion tour
 
I think senility is going to be a fairly smooth transition for me..

Online Antietam Classic Cycle

  • Guzzi Hero
  • *****
  • *
  • *
  • Posts: 12405
  • Happily stuck in the past.
    • Antietam Classic Cycle
  • Location: Rohrersville, Maryland
Re: High electric bill? NGC naturally
« Reply #40 on: September 17, 2021, 07:22:00 PM »
We have two choices.
(1) Indiana/Michigan
(2) None.
 :smiley:

Bummer.
Charlie

***Wildguzzi Official Logo High Quality 5 Color Window Decals Back In Stock***
Shipping in USA Only. Awesome quality. Back by popular demand. All proceeds go back into the forum.
http://www.wildguzzi.com/Products/products.htm
Advertise Here
 


Harper's Moto Guzzi
Harper's Moto Guzzi. Where we still answer the phone, use the highest quality parts, and also do Transmission, rear drive, and carb rebuilds fast. Call us at 816.697.3411 and get your problems resolved.
http://www.harpermoto.com
Advertise Here