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I have a traditional sized suburban home and keep my electric usage under 500 kWh six or months of the year...and that is in AZ. I still need to insulate my attic better, but I have dual pane LowE windows, CF bulbs and a gas stove/hot water heater. I haven't developed good habits for reducing the VAMPIRE appliances that use current all the time. When I have two other people living here, I don't really anticipate the need for more than 750 kWh's, so it is definitely possible. My JULY and AUGUST and SEPTEMBER bills are still approximately 1000, 2000 and 1000 kWh's respectively but I am working on getting those down too by using an evaporative cooler as much as possible. If I were to put solar panels on my large south facing roof, I would be producing much more than I use, but I can't afford the panels yet.
Posted by ViableWay