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1000W HPS = $180 a month!!! What is your electricity cost ?
Posted 24 December 2009 - 06:59 PM
Posted 24 December 2009 - 07:09 PM
seems like lots but thats only 30$ an oz...
I tell you what though, if our 800W bulb makes our bill go up 80% of what yours is (140$ a month) the show is getting stopped instantly!!!
Posted 24 December 2009 - 08:53 PM
Posted 24 December 2009 - 09:23 PM
Monthly electricity cost for vegetative growth - $240 (24/0 cycle)
Why would you veg with that monster? I am assuming you are using your 1000 watt hps to veg? If you are, you could save a lot of money and be getting much better growth and yield by switching to some t5s for veg. www.dchydro.com
And even if you are using a metal halide i am sure you could get equivalent growth out of t5s for a lot less money..... how many plants do you veg at a time and how tall do you grow them?
How much does a KWH cost from your electric company?
Edited by housefullOweed, 24 December 2009 - 09:28 PM.
Posted 24 December 2009 - 09:39 PM
Veg: 28.8Kwh/day, 201.6Kwh/Week, 864Kwh/Month(30)
Flr: 14.4Kwh/day, 100.8Kwh/Week, 432Kwh/Month(30)
Veg is 6 weeks so, 1209.6 total Kwh
Flowering is 10 weeks so, 1008 total Kwh
If your bill is $240 for 864Kwh and $120 for 432Kwh then you are spending $0.2778 cents per Kwh on average. My guess is that you're paying about $0.12 for the first 300 or so, and then maybe closer to $0.24 for the next 200 and then maybe $0.38 for the last 300 or so.
All those prices are what I pay here in the bay area in Ca. It's absolutely rediculous, I know! I pretty much had to get a 400w just to keep our total bill under $120 per month.
Add in a 1200w AC unit, a couple fans, TVs, computers, stove/oven, and lighting... eeeyah... Growing indoors is not cheap, build yourself an outdoor green house and love how cheap the sun is
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