23
Apr
09

Light Pt. 2

Remember this post? Well, as it turns out, the lights paid for themselves. Our bill was $50.00 lower this month! In addition, I signed us up for what BGE calls “Budget Billing” wherein they average out your yearly use and charge a flat rate all year round instead of paying less in the summer and more in the winter. For us, that means we pay $172 monthly, instead of $100 in the summer and upward of $300 in the colder months. Avista calls it Comfort Level Billing. All in all, between switching to efficient lighting and enrolling in averaged out billing, I saved about $165 this month.  Whoohoo! And, yes, I have adjusted to using fluorescent lighting, and aside from looking a bit paler in the bathroom mirror, we’ve learned to live in harmony. Thanks, Christine for the tip!

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2 Responses to “Light Pt. 2”


  1. 1 kyriosity
    April 23, 2009 at 5:42 am

    I used to be on budget billing. BGE will still adjust your bill once or twice a year, but overall you’ll be more even. I found that they were pretty good at overestimating, so I was never clobbered by having to make up the difference from having paid too little. On the contrary, there were a couple times when I had bills that were in the single digits to make up for having overpaid. And *that* is a really nice feeling!

  2. 2 Sarah
    April 23, 2009 at 8:11 am

    We’ve done budget billing for years now and it ROCKS! If you have gas servioce of any kind, I recommend doing it for that. Ensure you don’t get a $300 bill in the winter!!


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