22 July 2005

Record Highs and Lows


For today's lecture on bar graphs, please refer to the diagram above. This was taken from our Meralco electric bill.

The highest peak was in April, when my wife and I shouted "WHAAAAAAATTTT" when we got our notice. It was summertime and we used the aircon every night. Rnoldz once rented the other room and he had an aircon in his room as well. So our electric bill soared to a record high of 3,700 pesoses!

We got a little cautious about our electric consumption and the following month. There was a slight dip, the cost of which became around 3,200 pesos.

And then my wife moved temporarily to Baguio to give birth to Jo-Lo. Rnoldz likewise moved to another apartment. So I decided to sleep in the living room downstairs instead. It's such a waste turning on airconditioning when I'm the only one who'll use it.

So for my electric bill last June? It's less than 500 pesoses! WOW. It's that big a difference. But do you notice that the first bar in the graph is also very high? That's a reading from last year, but I do not recall paying a bill that's over 3,000 pesos. Yes, that's how big the increase in rates have become.

So the moral of the story is: being a couch potato can save on electricity bills!

13 comments:

  1. wow!!! kakagulat yung binaba ng bill nyo ah! hehehehe. ipagpatuloy mo yan para malaking tipid :)

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  2. What??!!! 500 pesos?! It's half I paid during my first month in my new apartment. Hmm, I think I should start minimizing my air con usage. Anyway, congrats dude! the savings could cover up for your formula milk and diaper expenses...hehehe

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  3. Talagang grabe ang ibinaba, DarkBlak. Pati ako, talagang nagulat! Pang summer na lang yung aircon!

    Rnoldz, actually yung bill ay around 455 pesos lang. Ang gamit ko lang ay TV, ilaw, at paminsan-minsan mini-component. Yesss, pambili ng diaper at gatas ni Jo-Lo yung tipid...

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  4. talagang tumataas ang electric bill during summer, kahit wala kang aircon... its because during these months the refrigerators/freezers works double time, kailangan nyang magcompensate sa init... otherwise hindi lalamig yung mga nilalagay mo sa loob at hindi magyeyelo yung freezer mo... hey si rnoldz ba ay si Mr. R. Zafra???

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  5. Ah, ganun ba yun G .... yep, da one and onli Mr. Zafra.

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  6. hehehe, imagine mo na lang ung electric bill namin noon. 18 people--that's 3 families--living under one roof.

    g, si arnold ung sinasabi ni igor na richest librarian on the planet.

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  7. so i see.... nasa ADB pa ba sya??? yeah naalala ko na... sya yung nag translate ng super robot wars walkthrough into english...

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  8. Hi Mr. G! (Ginno?). Yes, Im still with eydibi. Uy, naalala ko yang Super Robot Wars! It's been a long time!

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  9. 18 times 3 times 25 times 200 times 55 ... wow Cherry! Your electric bill must be collosal! (naks)

    G, di ko alam na nakakapag-hapon si Rnoldz ah... nanii??

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  10. less than 500?!!!! exaaaaj!!! pano nangyari yun? ako sobrang bihira magaircon pero umaabot ako ng 900. shet. dati nasa 500 to 600 lang binabayaran ko tapos nung nagincrease sila naging 900+. welga!!!welga!!!welga!!!welga!!!welga!!!welga!!!welga!!!welga!!!welga!!!welga!!!welga!!!welga!!!

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  11. Kami dito nick pinapatay sa bill ng heating naman pag winter.Sana mangyari dín sa amin yan,yung nagugulat sa tuwa dahil bumaba ang bill,hehe

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  12. totoo Chu, pramis. Sa sobrang di ako makapaniwala, di ko pa nababayaran actually. Five days past due na. Antayin ko na lang disconnection notice bago bayaran.

    Hello Cheh! Ah, necessity ang heating dyan so dapat talaga gumastos sa electricity. :-)

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  13. I wish I could blog as good as you, but what I can do is give you a nice Guitar Lesson!

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