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Old 11-13-11, 12:08 PM
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Originally Posted by mechBgon View Post
Did you know that your cable-TV box is probably using more electricy than your refrigerator, even when "off?" Unplugging it when not in use could save you a bit.

How much is your electricity bill, anyway? Can you reduce your thermostat? How about shorter showers and turning down the flow when lathering up? I try not to heat my apartment beyond ~52F/11C in the winter, I just wear some extra layers. This keeps my power bills down to around $25-30 per month (it helps that I'm on the 2nd floor). I also have a $20 electric blanket so I don't have to plunge into a cold bed and shiver.

Shopping at a thrift store for clothing helps too.
We still have analog cable, so we don't use a cable box. We typically keep our thermostat at:

21 C in the day and 15 deg C at night

25 C in the day and night

I commend you on your 11 deg C setting in the winter. That's nasty cold, but I'm sure you save lots of money.
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