Why Is My Electric Bill So F***ing High!!? (An education for aspiring electricians!)  

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7/7/2006 6:05 pm

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Why Is My Electric Bill So F***ing High!!? (An education for aspiring electricians!)

Maybe it's because I'm using my electric vibrator on my stiff dick as I read another hot story from [blog mzhunyhole]!

But... this is the true story!

I'm a part-time electrician, so I will try to explain how it works.


This may strain the brain! I know as I was writing it... it was definately straining mine!

As an example: I will use a standard 60 watt light bulb.

Household electricity is most commonly 120 volts for lights, plug-ins, and ceiling fans, and 240 volts for electric stoves, clothes dryers, and your heating and central air. Unless you use gas for heat, you still have to use an electric motor to circulate it! Even your gas stove and water heater use electricity.

But it's not the voltage that makes thing work.. it's the ampherage. More commonly known as amps.

Bored yet? Maybe I should tell you about the time my band played at the White Trash yearly event and this hot chick offered me a blowjob for a joint!

Maybe another day... I couldn't sleep last night so this is what came out of it. I started this.. so I'm gonna finish it!

Heat is a form of energy... and in electricity amps are that heat! Amps x volts = watts and that is how the electric company firgures up your bill. They use a kilowatt per hour meter to measure how much electricity you use each month. 1,000 watts per hour may seem like a high measurement, but if you go outside your house look at it and write the settings down. Then go back in an hour you will see it's moved.

Now back to the 60 watt light bulb.

Since amps x volts = watts we can determine that volts divided by amps = watts.

Here's the math for your 60 watt bulb. 60 watts @ 120 volts = 1/2 amp. So it takes 1/2 amp to run your 60 watt bulb.

Now lets say (for arguements sake and to simplify figuring out your cost) the electric company charges you $0.01 or 1 cent for every hour you use 1 amp or 120 watts. Although this is a good estimate, your company may charge more or less.

If your 60 watt bulb is on ... it is costing you 1/2 of 1 cent per hour. If you left it on all day and night... it would cost you 12 cents per day. You're probably thinking... thats not so bad. I only use it 6 hours a night anyway. So it's only costing me 3 cents per day or 90 cents per month, not too bad.

Well my friends... that is only one 60 watt light bulb!

Now think about all of your other appliances. Do you have cell phone rechargers, tool battery rechargers, and other transformers that are plugged in 24/7? If you do they're costing you $3.60 cents each per month!

What about your water heater, electric stove, and electric clothes dryer. They all run on 240 volts and use 30 amps! When they are running... they are costing 1 cent per minute.

Almost done... hang on!

Just to use your 30 amp clothes dryer for 1 hour costs you 30 cents! If you run it 1 hour a day for 1 month it costs $9.00!
Your electric stove... average use 3 hours per day each month comes to $27.00!

Your 1200 watt hair dryer uses 10 amps. If you dried your hair for 10 minutes everyday, it would cost $3.00 a month!

Now for the big one!

Your air conditioner uses 240 volts and 60 amps! That's 2 cents per minute, $1.20 per hour, and at 5 hours per day for one month $180.00! Depending on the size of your home, how well it's insulated, how big your unit is (measured in BTU's) and the weather conditions... the bill can be enough to give you a heart attack!!!

There... done!

Be carefull looking at your bill... we don't want any casualties!!!

1 cent per amp per hour... not bad? It's F***ing outrageous!

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