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My local power company (Nova Scotia Power) is coming under fire lately for being so expensive compared to other places. They claim we have a fair rate but they just posted they Q1 earnings and it's @ 68 million in profit.

They also won't let us have a time of day/time of use meter without having some way to store the power. Our rates are $.148/kWh on the regular, in the winter it goes to like $.189/kWh and in off peak times it drops to $.074/kWh.

Just curious on what everyone pays for rates.


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Let's see,

Ours is 6.912 per kWh for the first 17 kWh per day, and 8.257 per kWh for excess over 17 kWh per day.

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Service Charge: $6.00 per month
Distribution Charge: 5.003 per kWh for all kWh

So, for this time of year, I won't be going over 17kWh per day, meaning $0.119/kWh (USD).

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I'm paying about $0.12/KWh. I do use a lot though lol I have servers running in my basement

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Will be interested to see what our summer bill ends up running with the AC being on. Haven't turned it on just yet, because I don't feel like switching the ~10 dampers in the basement all around.

All of our appliances are gas, and 90% of our interior light bulbs are LEDs, so that helps quite a bit.

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Will be interested to see what our summer bill ends up running with the AC being on. Haven't turned it on just yet, because I don't feel like switching the ~10 dampers in the basement all around.

All of our appliances are gas, and 90% of our interior light bulbs are LEDs, so that helps quite a bit.
I need to do that to my house, LED's would be nice.

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They're fantastic. The light quality is far superior to that of CFLs - and they're at instant brightness the second you turn them on (CFLs take a while to get there), while still using less electricity. The Crees at Home Depot really have come down in price, and the new "4-Flow" ones (which don't have the big heat sink) can go in enclosures.

Most of mine are the heat sink ones, since I had a few from our previous house, and when I ordered more for this one, the 4-flows weren't out. They actually use slightly less electricity at the expense of being way ****ing hotter. I did get 4-flows for my enclosures, as well as a couple other spots as of a couple months ago. All the floods are still the heat sink variety, but obviously those are open cans. I have TCP candelabra LEDs for our three bigger chandeliers, and those really save a ton. Between the three of them, I want to say there are 23 bulbs...so at 40W a piece, that's 920W total...wheras the LEDs use 5W - totalling 115W. That's huge.

Next is the outdoor lighting - those are all incandescents, so we don't really leave them on when we're gone and coming back at night - the one benefit of christmas time - our christmas lights are (of course), LEDs, so they were great!

Yes, I know I have a problem.

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I for sure need to do that lol, I have florescent in my Kitchen need to do something about that.

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Your solution: Cree - LED Light Bulbs - Light Bulbs -*The Home Depot

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