Most of us are responsible for paying our electricity bills. For many, these costs can be ridiculously high.
According to the US Energy Information Administration census, the average monthly bill for residents in the US in 2011 (most recent study) was $110.14. This means that most households are spending around $1,321 in electricity costs per year.
Our average electricity bill in our 2 story 2500+ ft2 home over the last 6 months has been $30.21 a month. Our average electricity bill over the last year has been $35.09. Our most recent electricity bill was $26.89. This is awesome considering that we use electricity constantly at home. We do all our cooking with our electric oven and stove. Our laptops are always on (not charged only when necessary). We keep our refrigerator stocked with food. And we maintain a comfortable temperature in our home rarely using air conditioning.
Why are these numbers important?