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August 2009 Utility Bills

August in Georgia is famously hot. We were up and down quite a bit this month, both hotter than August last year but also with two (2) heating degree days (HDD). We continued to keep our thermostat at 75° and enjoyed the $60 savings on our electricity bill.

We did spend some of that on water to keep the lawn looking pretty. With water at nearly $3 per 750 gallons, keeping the grass green cost about $30 this month. Don't tell anyone, but I miss the days of water restrictions — the "drought" from last year — when having a brown lawn as acceptable.

August 2009 Data

Electricity, in kWh Cost / Unit Gas, in Therms Cost / Unit Water, in CCF Cost / Unit BTUs / Ft2
2,164 $.110 9 $1.92 20 $2.88 2,368