Keeping My Electric Bill Low

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Last October I posted about my electric bill over the year. In order to save money, I switched my supplier from DP&L to AEP via Ohio’s Apples-to-Apples website, lowering my costs from 7.3¢ to 4.59¢ per kilowatt.

So far, I’ve been happy with the results. Before the switch, my average bill was around $28, and now it’s averaged $20:

Of course, part of the reason the bill is lower is that my average usage has gone down - from around 200 units to 180 units (probably in kilowatt hours, but the bill just has a number for the usage with no unit):

My rate was guaranteed for six months, so I have one more bill at this rate. Afterward, I plan on going back to the Apples-to-Apples site and signing up for another low rate from another company. When I signed up in October, AEP had the lowest rate - there’s now some that have rates between 3¢ and 4¢ with contracts ranging from one month to three. I’ll probably do a three month one, as I plan on selling my house soon.

Keep in mind my heat is done with gas, but thanks to the mild winter it hasn’t exceeded $90.

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