We've lived in our home for four years. Shortly after moving in we noticed that we went through light bulbs at an alarming rate. We upgraded bulbs to two year bulbs and average 1-3 months on these. We are now on our 4th computer. Appliances are short lived. The worst part is our electric bill. Our home is 3,000 sq ft. There is only the two of us and I'm traveling 3 weeks out of the month. So our usage is on the low side and we are very conscientious about it. Our home is all electric (- propane stove/oven). The geothermal went out earlier this spring and we are waiting till fall to replace it. Our utility bills this summer are $350/mo. We have no a/c running.
My parents home is the same size (same utility provider) and there bill is almost half (with a/c). We can't afford to keep paying these high bills and going trough appliances and bulbs at such a high rate.
We also have a pole building on a seperate panel. Even that costs us an additional $80 mo. and there isn't anything other than flourescent lights being used.
Any suggestions? Three years ago the utility co came out and checked the power at the pole and said it was within norms and there was no issue.
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