July 2009 Utility Bills - Home Energy Savings For Energy Watchers

July 2009 Utility Bills

July was a bit cooler than normal — where's the global warming we saw back in 2007? — which led directly to a $100 savings on our electricity bill. (Keeping the thermostats at 75° helped a lot, too.)

Of course, I wasted a good bit of that on our water bill by setting the sprinklers to come on too often. (I dropped the frequency by one-third; we'll see how that works.) To add insult to injury, the cost of water has gone up to $4 per 750 gallons, a 33% increase over last month!

July 2009 Data

Electricity, in kWh Cost / Unit Gas, in Therms Cost / Unit Water, in CCF Cost / Unit BTUs / Ft2
2,278 $.11 20 $1.43 19 $2.69 2,793