Can a higher power receiver 110X7 Increase your Electric bill?

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  1. Jesse Sharrow

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    Just curious. Is it gonna draw enough current that if I only use it between 1-3 hours a day, could it raise my electric bill dramatically?
     
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    Not enough to worry about.

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  3. Ernest Yee

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    Yeah - I went from my DA4ES to a Sherbourn 7/2100 and I think the extra draw was like $5/month.
     
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    I haven't noticed any. I'm now running 2 monoblocks in addition to the receiver (which is not working as hard now), and I didn't see any meaningful difference in electrical cost.
     
  5. Jesse Sharrow

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    Ok cuz when I upgraded recievers my bill shot up. Must have to do with something else.
     
  6. TimMc

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    Typically HT electronics just won't show that big an impact on the electrical bill unless you switch from rare use to 24x7 [​IMG]

    It's awfully darned hard to have a controlled test on this. So many other other things can change (weather, appliance usage) that it's always been a crap shoot to figure incremental cost. I got a similar surprise w/ elec. bill after an upgrade but could track it down to youngest son playing sports in HS and taking "luxurious" (read 20 minute) hot showers after practice every afternoon...
     
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    Playing the stereo 3 hrs a day costs less than $5 month at typical listening levels. Maybe as much as $10 with the volume cranked to reference level with a powered subwoofer as part of your system.
     
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    Turn off your A/C to save power. Let the bass blow through your hair to cool you off. [​IMG]
     
  9. Dennis Gardner

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    Fuel costs to produce your power in CO. went up. I doubt if your usage went up much. Maybe you are just staying home using more power now that you got your new Yammie!
     
  10. Abe Rodrigue

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    The receiver upgrade in your house will not increase your bill that much. In fact (if your water heater is electric) take 3 extra showers in a month and that would raise your bill more than the change in receivers. (unless it is a drastic change in size.) The biggest draws in a house are range, AC, Electric heat, water heater, microwave, dryer, refrigerator, then probably your HT. What I am saying is that your HT draws it's fair amount of current just not as much as some other things. Hope this helps.
     
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    Different equipment has different levels of efficiency. Even being the energy aware person I am, I still remind myself that most stereo equipment doesn't use near the same amount of electricity as your dishwasher, dryer, air conditioning and lights.
     

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