That's a good guess. Added 1 small freezer and 1 small aquarium but other
than that it should be lower. I carefully caulked around all the windows and
skylights. Even the baseboards and siding. I was expecting a lower bill.
I'm trying to find out if I should get a new a/c. But with the price >$5000
I want to be sure I need it. I had it serviced and the guy said I should
start saving for a new one.
Done. The house is pretty well insulated and sealed. I need better windows
but it's not in the budget.
I looked at this and so far it looks like this summer has been much hotter
than last. http://www.met.tamu.edu/osc/tx/txyear.html . It rained more last
That's the only bills I have to compair so I *guess* a 20% increase is to be
My utility bills show me degree days for this year and last year, or
google cooling degree days, or heating degree days, is your system
maintained, was it checked out.
Yeah I mentioned that above. The system apparently has a slow leak in the
inside coils. We charged it but the tech told me I'd need a new a/c soon.
I'm just keeping an eye on it until next summer.
I think the bills in albuquerque used to do the same but not these austin
The evaporative coils (?) inside the a/c unit. He didn't check it but he
checked everywhere else. He charged it 4.5 lbs freon and charged me up the
He said with the age of my system I should replace instead of repair. So
next spring we're probably getting a new unit.
If that was one day, July 4th, I don't think it means much. I remember last
year the drought broke and it rained a lot. Seemed much cooler to me. I've
only been here for 3 summers and the first one, 2006, seemed very hot. 2007
seemed cooler. This one is the hottest. My memory isn't that great so I'll
have to go back and check the data.
My pool has been at 85 F for about a month now with no heater. I just got
A nice side effect of global warming. Oh well..........
Did they itemize what the cost of the 4.5 lbs was?
I'm curious because a short bit ago I looked online and they were getting
$200/tank to buy it. One person posted what they paid for the itemized
freon and I figured they end up selling bit by bit from the 30lb tank and
ended up getting over 2k for that $200 tank.
That was me. I emailed the crooks but they never responded. I don't want to
fight over it. I've got high BP and it's not worth it.
Live and learn...
To anyone in the Austin area; avoid Christian Bros. They are anything but.
I guess I really do need some new glasses. This is the scond time today
that I've glanced at the header and have seen "weather - control TX" and
both time's I've thought "Wow. Those Yank's must be on to something" :).
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