posted by Hinds Energy @ 8:17am, Wednesday, July 6th, 2016.
At my house it seems like all I do
is go around turning off the lights. The people living in my house (mostly
teenagers) seemed to be hardwired to turn lights on but they never turn them
off, it drives me crazy. Month after month I get sticker shock from the amount
of the electric bill. Then just last month I received a letter from the Office
of Consumer Advocate; it states, “The electric company has filed a request with
the Public Utility Commission to increase the level of rates for providing
electric distribution service to its customers. As part of this increase the
electric company is proposing to raise the monthly residential customer charge
from $9.99 to $17.10.” Electricity is very expensive now, and it is about to
get even more expensive.
Just how expensive is electricity?
Last month I examined my electric bill and when I added in all the various fees
(there are a lot of fees) and the customer charge, and the power charge and the
distribution charge, etc… The rate turned out to be .1364kWh. Now consider that
it takes 27kWh to equal the energy output of one gallon of propane. That means
that electricity at the rate of .1364kWh is equivalent to $3.68 per gallon of
propane. Now consider that propane is selling for less than $2.00 a gallon and
if you wanted to, you could lock in a rate of less than $2.00 a gallon for the
winter time. Just think if the PUC approves the electric companies rate
increase will make electric equivalent to propane $4.31. Like I said,
electricity is expensive energy.
Now, if you are using electricity
to heat your home, heat your hot water, cook your food, or to space heat
smaller areas in your home, you are paying a huge premium to the electric
company to do so. Consider using propane for any or all of those needs and
more. Propane is very versatile. It can be used to power many things including
a refrigerator or a standby generator to provide electricity when the aging
electric power grid fails. If you are tired of paying a premium price to the
electric company for the energy that you use in your home, give us a call, we
One last thing, if you heat your
home with heating oil, you can smile too. It takes 41kWh to equal the energy
output of one gallon of heating oil, that means if you heat your home with
electricity your spending equivalent of $6.54 per gallon to do so. Like I said,
electricity is expensive.