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# Electric Bill. F New York.

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### #1 Degrassmann Posted 17 November 2010 - 04:56 PM

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I want to know if I'm getting this right. Trying to figure how much higher the electric bill will be. I live in good ol' New York, and we have the highest rates in America. What a shocker. Another reason I can't wait to move.

Anyway, the kwh rate in NY is 19.58 an hour

I will be running 460 watts worth of T5's in 3 different tents. One that's 18/6, and two at 12/12.

So that would come out to 42 hours a day worth.

460 x 42 x 19.58 = \$1,577 per year or \$131 month.

That's correct right?

### #2 toastybiz Posted 17 November 2010 - 05:22 PM

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Not quite.

(460x18) + (460x12) + (460x12) = 19,320 watt-hours per day

Multiply by 30 average number of days per month = 579,600 watt-hours per month.

Divide by 1,000 to convert to kilowatt hours = 579.6 kwh per month.

Multiply that by your rate, 579.6 x \$0.1958 = \$113.49 per month.

That's just for the lights -- any fans, pumps, etc add that wattage by the number of hours per day to the equation.

### #3 Degrassmann Posted 17 November 2010 - 05:32 PM

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Thank you very much! +rep

### #4 Degrassmann Posted 18 November 2010 - 03:30 AM

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Hey I gotta question.

I was checking out the heater that I run in my bedroom. It runs at 750 watts on low, and 1500 watts on high. I always have it on high at 1500 watts. The heater runs 24/7. And yet my bill hasn't gone up nearly at all..

why is that? and yet lights that are 800 some watts will sky rocket the bill?

### #5 _linux_ Posted 18 November 2010 - 03:01 PM

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i would just remove the heater and add the lights and then you shouldnt have any problems at all

### #6 Degrassmann Posted 18 November 2010 - 03:16 PM

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Well no I want to be warm, lol. And I don't mind paying the bill, I'm just wondering why the 1500 watt heater hasn't changed my bill even 10 bucks..

### #7 blindbudsmoker Posted 18 November 2010 - 04:29 PM

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I want to know if I'm getting this right. Trying to figure how much higher the electric bill will be. I live in good ol' New York, and we have the highest rates in America. What a shocker. Another reason I can't wait to move.

Anyway, the kwh rate in NY is 19.58 an hour

I will be running 460 watts worth of T5's in 3 different tents. One that's 18/6, and two at 12/12.

So that would come out to 42 hours a day worth.

460 x 42 x 19.58 = \$1,577 per year or \$131 month.

That's correct right?

cali has u smoked on power cost.

### #8 Degrassmann Posted 18 November 2010 - 04:35 PM

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As in more or less? Cali is 15. something, it is lower then NY.

### #9 blindbudsmoker Posted 18 November 2010 - 05:36 PM

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As in more or less? Cali is 15. something, it is lower then NY.

hmm yea no. mines .40 at one place and .48 at another.

### #10 Degrassmann Posted 18 November 2010 - 05:43 PM

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### #11 pigcanfly Posted 18 November 2010 - 05:57 PM

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Man, the folks in Hawaii are getting RAPED!

### #12 blindbudsmoker Posted 18 November 2010 - 06:03 PM

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cali power

### #13 Degrassmann Posted 18 November 2010 - 06:04 PM

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Yeah would suck to live in Hawaii LOL.

and can't see that pic it is too small, but i believe ya lol, you live in Cali.

### #14 blindbudsmoker Posted 18 November 2010 - 06:09 PM

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Yeah would suck to live in Hawaii LOL.

and can't see that pic it is too small, but i believe ya lol, you live in Cali.

the bottem right number is the one. and hate that i never figured out how to get good pictures.

### #15 Degrassmann Posted 18 November 2010 - 06:28 PM

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Damn, so it's double then NY?? I didn't know that in different parts of the state the rates are different too. The thing that really pisses me off is that I am right next to Niagara Falls. One of the largest power supplies for America. And yet we have super high electric bills, go figure.

### #16 blindbudsmoker Posted 18 November 2010 - 06:30 PM

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Damn, so it's double then NY?? I didn't know that in different parts of the state the rates are different too. The thing that really pisses me off is that I am right next to Niagara Falls. One of the largest power supplies for America. And yet we have super high electric bills, go figure.

and also once u start pulling power your rates might change. we start at .11 but with 2k watts it goes up to .40, and a town over its .48.

### #17 Grower409 Posted 18 November 2010 - 10:59 PM

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I live in CA and was just reading this thread and it had me interested... I asked my wife what our current rate is and this is what she said:

"Baseline which is up to 249 kwh is .11877
100-130 percent above baseline is .13502
131-200 percent is .29062"

### #18 blindbudsmoker Posted 18 November 2010 - 11:17 PM

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201-300 percent is .40029
300+ percent .40029

### #19 Grower409 Posted 18 November 2010 - 11:35 PM

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201-300 percent is .40029
300+ percent .40029

So anything above 200% is .40029?

This is some confusing shit... How would be the best way to figure out how much more a grow light (or entire grow room) would add to the bill with all this percentage tier billing bullshit?

### #20 blindbudsmoker Posted 18 November 2010 - 11:42 PM

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So anything above 200% is .40029?

This is some confusing shit... How would be the best way to figure out how much more a grow light (or entire grow room) would add to the bill with all this percentage tier billing bullshit?

the easy way is any thing past 2k watts is in the 300+ price.. so around 260-300 a month per light in bloom.

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