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4 energy-efficiency initiatives you should know about
The problems here are not energy saving initiatives. The problem is the manner the utility bills are made up. Actual power usage makes up only a very small percentage. The result being trying to conserve makes almost no impact on final bill. Mentioned in the artical was running the A/C. Same problem here with the heat this year, but in past running the A/C 24/7 only increased the bill about $20. Its the fixed cost included in the bill. Example $12.50 a month for the privilege of being a customer. $10 service charge to be sent a bill, etc Reduce your power usage to zero one will still receive a bill for $22.50 +++ a month. This is just one example a list of service charges. Here its the city that owns and operates the utility. Here like everywhere politicians under pressure not to raise property taxes. They achieve this by adding and increasing service charges to water/sewer and power bills. The end result is no incentive to conserve power or water. Go ahead run your A/C 24/7, water your lawn all you want. Why make any attempt to conserve when it makes virtually no impact on ones utility bill.
Posted by csumbler