|Re: Metering costs||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: KAREN A CARLSON (kcarlson2wisc.edu)|
|Date: Wed, 10 Mar 2021 19:31:48 -0800 (PST)|
I wish we had metered everything. I think it teaches us to be more aware of our use. Kc Sent from my iPhone > On Mar 10, 2021, at 6:27 PM, janetmusicrn [at] gmail.com wrote: > > When we built 12 years ago we didn't separately meter gas and water in our > new buildings but we did separately meter electricity, thinking correctly > that electricity use is much more variable (AC, refrigerator size, > electronics...). > I regret that decision now. My electric bill runs between $28-$42 a month; > $20 of that is for fixed metering fees. Collectively we 29 units pay $7000 > in electric metering fees per year. I would rather put that back in our > pockets, and if some of us pay a little more for electricity than we use > through condo fees, so what? It will never be as much as the metering fee. > As for trying to control over-use of resources (gas/electricity/water) with > metering... I am surprised how cost insensitive my neighbors' behaviors > are. Folks are very reluctant to change comfort behaviors. We have some > success with sharing conservation measures. > > Janet Murphy > Arboretum Cohousing > > p.s. Thank you to those who are starting to delete the thread when you > write the list. Too often I go searching for the new comment someone has > written, and can't find it for all the clutter. > _________________________________________________________________ > Cohousing-L mailing list -- Unsubscribe, archives and other info at: > http://L.cohousing.org/info > > >
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