LIPA How much do you pay ?

Antman

Active member
Ok so I am sure this has came up in the past but the wife is blaming my Tank and pond for High Lipa bill
We hava a Cape with 3 window ACs going all day and night 6 ceilling fans that are almost always on . 2 Frigs
I am on the budget plan and its $250 a month Then $145 for keyspan gas so almost $400 a month
Am I in the ball park or way over as the wife likes to think ?
 

jnfallon

New member
Yep, been over this many times. DOnt know why I even clicked, as I know you'll just depress me. :)

2500 sf farmhouse. 20 years old.

700/mo for electric.

Shoot me.
 

Toyota Guy

New member
<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=10469663#post10469663 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by jnfallon
Yep, been over this many times. DOnt know why I even clicked, as I know you'll just depress me. :)

2500 sf farmhouse. 20 years old.

700/mo for electric.

Shoot me.


Damn!!!!!! I thought mine was bad. You my friend just made me feel alot better.....:D
 

jbjints

New member
Hmmm, you guys have me wondering now. I am worried that when I finally setup my 75 gallon main and my 40 sump that my bill will be so high that my wife may back hand me.
 
Guys
Here are some actual numbers. I took my 120 down 2 months ago. It was running 1200w of light 12 hours and a day plus multiple pumps, heaters ,etc.
Here are my LIPA numbers for May-July for each year

2006- 66 days used 6299kw for $1,324.00(with tank)

2007- 66 days used 4601kw for $ 913.00 (no tank)

That's a 411.00 difference without the tank for the same 2 month period. I am not taking the wife's side on this issue but you can see the difference above

Andy
 

Antman

Active member
<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=10470515#post10470515 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by Long Island Andy
Guys
Here are some actual numbers. I took my 120 down 2 months ago. It was running 1200w of light 12 hours and a day plus multiple pumps, heaters ,etc.
Here are my LIPA numbers for May-July for each year

2006- 66 days used 6299kw for $1,324.00(with tank)

2007- 66 days used 4601kw for $ 913.00 (no tank)

That's a 411.00 difference without the tank for the same 2 month period. I am not taking the wife's side on this issue but you can see the difference above

Andy
Yikes !
I only have 175W MH and 2 24W T5s on my 54 G tank with one mag 5 and sedra 3500 euroreef skimmer
 

qy7400

Active member
<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=10470515#post10470515 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by Long Island Andy

2007- 66 days used 4601kw for $ 913.00 (no tank)

Andy

OK now see this proves it's the wives fault :D

Last 66 days for me were 3524kw, now I work from home so the CAC is running non-stop, multiple computers 24x7, 180G w/3x250W, 65G w/4x54W and 24G nano 64W.
 

KathyC

New member
Running (til the upgrade..gag..) 75g SW & 33g SW cube, 6 FW tanks totaling 225g's & a 2000g pond..3 BR ranch on the smallish side..600 per month.
Intentionally am only going with the 120 upgrade since my current lighting & skimmer will fit on it..only difference might be the heat but doubtful as my office (where the tank is) bakes in the winter time.

..and all this was after taking down 8 OTHER FW tanks when I knew I was going over to SW to compensate for the extra expense.

Only $74,000 Joe..that's pretty good!
 

dnsheavy

New member
Go GeoThermal and ditch the chiller! Mine went down from last year.

3x250W MH, 4x96w PowerC Compact, 4 fans, moon leds, AquaComtroller III Pro, Refugium w/2x13w lights, Iwaki 70RT, more reef gadgets than you can imagine...


--Dave--
 

pyro383

New member
If you really look at your bill, you would see the cost to deliver has increased greatly.

Gas, in the summer should be rock bottom since it is just for the hot water heater for most. I go from $140 in winter to $30 in the summer
 

eboonaman

In Memoriam
There's nothing you can really do about it and still live here on LI, except give up every little bit of enjoyment or comfort you have...
:(
 

DgenR8

I'm an American, and I remember
Staff member
RC Mod
Don't try the 'Ol generator in the basement trick!
 

cdamiano

I like Fuzzy Sticks
I calculated that my reef tank costs me approx. $80/month extra for LIPA. I have a 90G with 2 X 250W MH + 1 X 150W MH, moon LED's, 4 fans, various powerheads and pumps for tank and sump, no chiller
 

LCGoldman

New member
$651 per month on the budget plan, and they say I'm over using that so I can expect yet another increase.
 

DgenR8

I'm an American, and I remember
Staff member
RC Mod
Remember when Richard Kessel was jumping up and down yelling about how we had to dissolve LILCO, or we'd all go broke paying for electricity?
I hope a live wire drops on his fat, bald head.
 

dickenscd

New member
<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=10470240#post10470240 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by Justjoe
Tell them I pay as much as $74,000 per month, well its at Atlantis but still...:mad2:

I am lucky, however, my yearly bill in office is still a little more than your monthly bill. That is also one of the reasons that I told you I prefer the LIRA meeting on Friday evening right after our office hour instead of Saturday and Sunday.

Because my warehouse and office are using the same unit of old gas hot water system in winter, after the office is closed on Friday, I have to get to office 2 hours earlier to warm up the room if the meeting is held on Saturday and Sunday.

However, if LIRA needs a meeting on Sat. or Sun., or even on Christmas eve, don't mind to ask. It's aways available for LIRA.

James
 

JB NY

Active member
Without the tank, on LIPA balanced billing, I run about $280 a month with the tank about $430.
 

pecan2phat

New member
<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=10481646#post10481646 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by LCGoldman
$651 per month on the budget plan, and they say I'm over using that so I can expect yet another increase.

$7812 annually?

That's insane for a 1-family home :hammer:

What are you running in that house :eek2:
 
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