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I am looking to run a 400w mh for veg 18/6 and a 600w hps 12/12 for flower, as well as a few oscillating fans and a oil filled radiator heater.

What I am looking for is a good round about number to work with as far as how much this will cost on the electric bill.

 

 

Basically I am looking for people with similar small setups that already know in close proximity how much it will add on to the bill monthly.

 

Thanks in advance

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Here is how to figure it.

400w times 18 hours per day = 7200 watts per day

7200 times 30 days in a month = 216000 watts per month

You are changed by kilowatt/hours normally around 12 to 15 cents per kilowatt/hour

so 216 Kilowatts times 15 cents = $32.40 for the 400 watt

 

Using the same formula for the 600w for 12 hours surprising enough you get the same $32.40

 

So just for the lights you have $64.80 but remember you have fans and maybe pumps and what ever else running that probably gets you up to the $100 everyone else mentioned. Also over a certain amount you pay more per kilowatt/hour. Check your last electric bill to find what you are paying per kwh.

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Here is how to figure it.

400w times 18 hours per day = 7200 watts per day

7200 times 30 days in a month = 216000 watts per month

You are changed by kilowatt/hours normally around 12 to 15 cents per kilowatt/hour

so 216 Kilowatts times 15 cents = $32.40 for the 400 watt

 

Using the same formula for the 600w for 12 hours surprising enough you get the same $32.40

 

So just for the lights you have $64.80 but remember you have fans and maybe pumps and what ever else running that probably gets you up to the $100 everyone else mentioned. Also over a certain amount you pay more per kilowatt/hour. Check your last electric bill to find what you are paying per kwh.

Electric bills they suck it comes back every month....hahah.

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I can only add I found my room set up the same without a heater ( if you do heat and do hydro think about using a appropriate sized aquarium heater in the water if inside the house to save money and 70 degrees is fine from my experimentation ) Most strains like it between 55 - 85 and most homes stay there even in winter . I don't put extra humidity in either - house stays at 30% down in grow room but I have no mold , or fungus at those levels and less pest problems . I like my winter grows the best ( oh the hydro tank evaperates more in winter ) . Wish I could just grow then and store but the 2.50 ounce limit is a problem . Mr . Vandrbutts court hearing saying you can't freeze or dry and store large quanties for use long term was a joke that only a ignorant jury would buy and desperate law enforcement would push on a patient with stage 4 cancer .

That and not even allowing him to use the AD for limits .

 

I spend about $80 a month though in summer my air conditioner bill gets higher about $25 a mo because I do not vent outside with a hood and fan . I keep plants off my concrete floor on 2 by 6 in winter to conseve heat and on it in summer to cool . Hope something in here helps you . Thanks to the others for reinforcing what I thought to be true . These things worked in my room but all rooms are different .

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