So we got our power bill today.
578! Do you believe that man! That is a new record. Now I started to think that is the biggest that it has ever been and that is seemed a bit well, FRIGGIN HIGH!
So I started to back track to the same month this time last year. Now granted it was not as cold last year this time but still. It was approx 150 dollars less and I ran everything the same way as I did this time.
Hummm, so I started to do a little research. As it turns out Gulf Power of the last 5 years has increased the power bill by 55%(and I am being nice by rounding down). You got that? 55% in 5 years! In 2003 gas cost 1.78, today I put gas in the car is was 1.87. Someone tell me how gas went up 5% and my electrical when up 55% in the same amount of time. Honestly Gulf Power are you serious?
So I started looking into a little bit more. 4% increase here, 10% increase there, 11.3 % for the last two years...They baby stepped us into a really significant change over 5 years. Like compounding interest we did not see it just one day 5 years down the road our power bill is twice as much and I don't know about you guys but my raises don't keep up with that...not even close.
If you had and average power bill of 75 dollars in 2003 it is about 158 now...just crazy.
Scott - 247.