Sunday, December 02, 2007

Going Green!

I have some news I just had to share! Ok, we've gradually switched our whole house over to the economy friendly lightbulbs. You know the little slinky looking ones. Well, I just got an electric bill. Drum roll please..... $42.51. That is the first time I've ever had one under $80. I compared it to this time last year. Last year in October, we used 1126 KWH, this year--551 KWH. The average daily cost last year was $2.54. This year, $1.29. As far as I can tell, that is the only thing we've changed. Our heat is gas so it isn't that. In fact, with having an additional person in the house, I think I'm running more. Two night lights, two noise makers running at night, a video monitor and, for the last month, we've been running humidifiers in all of our rooms. Plus, my dryer is running constantly because of all the clothes I'm washing. Walmart now has Great Value brand of these lightbulbs. I think they probably pay for themselves in a month! Do something for the environment and your wallet!

Love from above,


Tony and Susan said...

that is an INSANELY low electric bill!!!!! we've started switching over to those light bulbs but haven't had that kind of luck! and i can't believe how much more laundry we have now. i do a babies' load a day!

Anonymous said...

Ours dropped like that too when we switched, they're the bomb. :-) --J

Michael and Hannah said...

Dana, Chloe is such a pretty baby!!! She hasn't lost a bit of her hair. Both of mine were born with lots of dark hair and went gradually bald. Did Emma always have lots of hair? I'm still holding out hope for the next baby! ha!

Glad you left a comment on my blog. I had lost your blog address. I'll put this on my blogroll so I won't lose it again! -Hannah

Alexis said...

I will have to share your evidence with my dad who is always complaining about bills like that. I've mentioned greener options so many times...being a tree hugger a bit myself...and I don't usually get listened to. This should help sway him. :)