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popflops
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February 19, 2010 12:09 am  

So I called WAPA today because we've been here 6 weeks now and haven't received a bill yet. (I know it's weird, but I wanted to make sure there weren't any mistakes that would cause service interruption or credit dings!) Anyway, she started to read me my bill for the first 19 days on island... When I heard "one", I thought, "dear God she's going to say our bill is one thousand something!" Imagine my surprise in discovering that this house, which is twice the size of what we had in Ohio, cost only $162.83! That would make our monthly bill only $257!!! Of course, I've been threatening my entire family with bodily harm if they so much as touched any of the split A/Cs...

I just wanted to share because I was so pleasantly surprised after expecting the monthly average to be around $600 and suffering sticker shock with virtually every other item on island.

Lisa

P.S. WAPA haters (and I know that's plenty of you) are not allowed to bring me down. Just let me have this moment. 😀


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February 19, 2010 1:52 pm  

When we lived there, we averaged 700-800 a month (with a few months being as high as 1400). If they say it is that low, don't question it!


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stiphy
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February 19, 2010 3:02 pm  

Sounds like you may have overestimated based on your usage. My bills are around $280/month. This is for 2 of us and a baby. Window unit AC in the bedroom at night and an occasional split in the baby's room when he's sweating. We have a washer dryer, dishwasher, and electric hot water heater. Most lights are CFL but I do have a really nice track style lighting system that uses about 100 watts total that is my main living room light.

Congrats on the good news, hopefully they didn't just "estimate" your bill!

Sean


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Linda J
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February 19, 2010 3:52 pm  

Mine is between $80 and $100, no a/c no washer dryer.


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Rivets
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February 19, 2010 4:19 pm  

good idea to read the meter yourself, then you will know what you are actually using and not be mislead by inaccurate meter reading. also make sure you pay your bill quickly or they will turn you off. best way is to set up account online so you can find the bill, rather than wait for the bill to find you.


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pamela
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February 19, 2010 4:25 pm  

Mine is between $125 - $160 month. Two people with electric stove, fans, etc. No AC.

Pamela


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AllMashUp
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February 19, 2010 6:52 pm  

I got mine down to $60, 2 people, No A/C, Solar hot water, propane stove and dryer, CFL or LED in every light, timer switches and power strips on everything.


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popflops
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February 19, 2010 7:28 pm  

I'm so glad to hear all these low numbers! Our realtor told me when I looked at the house to rent that, if we chose to run the AC, the WAPA bill would be $900 - $1000 a month -- YIKES! (That's why I won't allow anyone to run the AC.) We have electric everything, washer, dryer, fans, computer, TVs...

Lisa


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jerrydcs
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February 19, 2010 8:30 pm  

EVEN WHEN I RUN AC MY BILL FOR A 2BED 2BATH IS ONLY 350 IF I DONT USE AC IT IS ABOUT 140


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stiphy
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February 19, 2010 10:05 pm  

The cost per kwh is extremely high (up to 5X the cost in other states) but we also tend to use less electricity here. Unless you run your AC in your whole house all the time like some people do.

My utility costs are probably the same as what I paid in the states in the winter for electric and gas for heat. Since we don't need heat we save on that end!

Sean


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Exit Zero
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February 20, 2010 5:49 pm  

3 bdr. house, 1-3 people - no AC or dryer - elec. stove and hot water - mostly CFL - some solar outside lighting, one ceiling fan - under 10 KWH a day average, under $100 mo. usually.


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February 21, 2010 10:31 pm  

3 bdr. house, 1-3 people - no AC or dryer - elec. stove and hot water - mostly CFL - some solar outside lighting, one ceiling fan - under 10 KWH a day average, under $100 mo. usually.

Wow, wish that was MY bill!
Right on Exit(tu)


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