Originally Posted by bound_for_obx
Are these numbers accurate?
No completely sure, but my house electricity runs about $100-$125/month, and that includes powerfilters on almost all my tanks, tank heaters, lights, and all my reptile lights and heaters.....and I pay about $0.04-$0.06 per kWh. I do not, however, have an electric clothing dryer (BIG electricity eaters) or AC
, and I run my oven only rarely.
Switching all your incandescent lamps over to those screw-in fluorescents can save you 300+ kWh/month easily...they are well worth it, and now available for $2-$3/bulb (which seems a bit, but they use about 1/4 of the electricity, and last 5x as long as a regular bulb). Plus, you can use these in incandescent aquarium light fixtures, and get 8x the light, and grow plants.
G. A. Christian Bilou, Herpetologist
Founder/Director, Reptile Rescue Alberta
Past-President, Calgary Aquarium Society