craighead electric
wow

Little Rock, AR

#1 Feb 18, 2013
Anybody else think they are getting a little too high? My electric bill might only be $200 but by the time they add all their fees its more like $300.
Hmm

Alexander, AR

#2 Feb 18, 2013
wow wrote:
Anybody else think they are getting a little too high? My electric bill might only be $200 but by the time they add all their fees its more like $300.
They've always been higher than the city. People who say they're not don't take into account their city bill includes, water, trash, sewer, and cable tv or that they are using propane which counts into the utility bill.

I save on average $200 -$300 dollars per month when I moved into town.
guest

Paragould, AR

#3 Feb 18, 2013
Hmm wrote:
<quoted text>They've always been higher than the city. People who say they're not don't take into account their city bill includes, water, trash, sewer, and cable tv or that they are using propane which counts into the utility bill.

I save on average $200 -$300 dollars per month when I moved into town.
There are sev reasons why prices are different. One higher cost to craighead is that it covers a large geographic area with a less dense population of customers. Because of that, SO many more miles of service lines, equip to maintain. Also, city leaders wise years back to buy into generating plants. I need to find list somewhere but city of P is about 3rd cheapest of 20-something power providers in Ark. I wd like to move to a few acres in the country but P's utility prices are hard to beat. Water, trash, too.
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#4 Feb 18, 2013
Are other rural electric companies as high as CE?
I don't know but our electric bill is very high, plus, we have to use Propane, and the cost of propane plus electricity is eating us alive.
Hmm

Alexander, AR

#5 Feb 18, 2013
guest wrote:
<quoted text>
There are sev reasons why prices are different. One higher cost to craighead is that it covers a large geographic area with a less dense population of customers. Because of that, SO many more miles of service lines, equip to maintain. Also, city leaders wise years back to buy into generating plants. I need to find list somewhere but city of P is about 3rd cheapest of 20-something power providers in Ark. I wd like to move to a few acres in the country but P's utility prices are hard to beat. Water, trash, too.
Yes, every time I think about moving out the country, I think Craighead Electric, how long I'll be out of power if it goes out and when I was on them before that was usually once a month. I guess the bottom line is that it's not work 2-3 thousand dollars a more to live out in the country. I am trying to find someplace within city limits on the west side where I could have a couple of acres.

I've been out of power one time other than the last two ice storms in 16 years. On Craighead Electric I came home every day to find everything blinking because the power kicked off because of tree limbs touching the lines a 1/2 mile from my house. I called them over and over about and they never did anything about it.
wow

Little Rock, AR

#6 Feb 18, 2013
My home is of average size, I do not leave lights on, do not sleep with anything going but a humidifier, leave the heat on 70 or turn it off on nice days, can't feel air coming in anywhere, have double paned windows, only my spouse and small child... over $350 bill. I lived in a few different houses in Paragould before moving to the county and my electric bill with cable, water, sewer, trash, etc was never over $200. It irritates me.$350 electric,$33 water,$75 Dish Network,$25 for trash.... its so outrageous. Is there anything anyone can do? My niece is a single mother, gets no help from the gvmt and works her tail off, she said they recently started adding $50 to her bill for paying late. She said she had never been shut off.. I don't know the details on their end bc mine is auto drafted. But I can't imagine having to pay $50 a month for being late. People who are late are obviously already suffering and you add a $50 charge. That's just sad.
just me

Mountain Pine, AR

#7 Feb 18, 2013
I have all electric, live in the country and mine is under $200 on the normal end. Not very careful about what we use, which I should be ashamed of.
That said several years ago we replaced our unit and the people installing our new system said the first one was too small for our house. They wouldn't install theirs until we let them fix the problem. They used a larger unit and changed out our duct work to make everything larger. It made a huge difference and has paid for itself and then some. We used Jetton and installed a trans. I'm pretty sure it's Henson's now.
just me

Mountain Pine, AR

#8 Feb 18, 2013
I mean a trane unit.
duhh

Dermott, AR

#9 Feb 19, 2013
just me wrote:
I have all electric, live in the country and mine is under $200 on the normal end. Not very careful about what we use, which I should be ashamed of.
That said several years ago we replaced our unit and the people installing our new system said the first one was too small for our house. They wouldn't install theirs until we let them fix the problem. They used a larger unit and changed out our duct work to make everything larger. It made a huge difference and has paid for itself and then some. We used Jetton and installed a trans. I'm pretty sure it's Henson's now.
That's a great deal more than what we pay for electric in town. You're paying over $200 for electric, when our entire bill with water, trash, cable, sewer and internet is usually around that. You are right about the heating units though, it makes a huge difference.
just me

Mountain Pine, AR

#10 Feb 19, 2013
When we built our house and put the first unit in, we had to really really skimp on using everything. That included hanging clothes on the line instead of using the dryer, no light was used unless it was necessary. We heated our home with a wood stove and in the summer we were hot and really skimped. WE had no computer, rarely watched tv, kept the water heater turned down lower and kept the windows open a lot when we could.

We probably have ten times the amount of items used now and everything is electric. When the weather was really cold or burning hot our bills run as high as $400-500 dollars if we didn't really skimp. A big improvement and much more comfortable. The extra money spent on the new unit sure has saved us a lot and we have probably used it for about 25 years. That's a lot of money. I don't think anyone else would have insisted on us redoing everything. I think they would have put in the same size and forgot about it.
wow

Little Rock, AR

#11 Feb 19, 2013
Our unit is less than 10 years old.
Try using

United States

#12 Feb 19, 2013
Try usung power strips. Plug everything into them that isnt used all the time (toaster, coffee pot, tv, dvd player, etc). In my home microwave, fridge, clocks, freezer, washer & dryer are about the only things not plugged into a power strip. When not using items, the strip is off. Turn it on to watch tv and turn it off when done. Do this every day can save $10-$20 a month on electric bill. I have craighead electric and i hae the $16.50 each month just to have their electric.
wow

Little Rock, AR

#13 Feb 19, 2013
See, that's not right. If I lived in the city, I wouldn't have to do that nor would I have to PAY to do business there. Electric companies should be considered monopolies when you can only have one where you live. They need competition.

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Woolsthorpe-by-Colsterworth

#14 Feb 20, 2013
As the government shuts down more coal powered plants you should expect your electricity rates to skyrocket. You haven't seen anything yet...

Since: Dec 12

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#15 Feb 21, 2013
Move to Paragould if you want affordable utilities and quality internet

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