Last Friday we received our electric bill. Gulp. Our bill was over $300. I am sick to my stomach about this HUGE bill. We have never had a utility bill that high before. It has been exceptionally hot this summer, but I still think our bill is ridiculous. The part that really pisses me off is that I have been going out of my way to make sure that our electric bill isn't too high.
In previous summers, I always set the thermostat to 73 degrees. This year I moved that number up to 79 degrees. I thought I would see a big difference in our bill. Not so much. I also have been keeping all of the blinds drawn during the day to block out the sun and heat. I thought living like a hermit would save us money. Not so much. And finally, I have been super strict about keeping the doors closed. I am constantly yelling at the kids for standing in the doorway, letting hot air into our house. I thought this would help us keep down reduce our bill. Ummm...not so much.
So, I am kind of pissed off at the electric company right now. Short of unplugging everything in my house and turning off the A/C, I am not sure what else I can do. Any suggestions?