Electric bill W/O F@H

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Electric bill W/O F@H

Postby vbironchef » Tue Jun 12, 2012 10:19 am

I just received my electric bill today. The bill shows my monthly usage for the month and past usage for the past two years. Without F@H my daily average usage for the month of June is 14.03 kWh which comes out to $53.81 dollars. Compared to last year when I was F@H my June bill was 28.83 kWh which is double the amount of electricity used and cost. The year of 2010 for the month of June or two years ago my daily average electricity usage (kWh) was 37.67. So as you can see F@H is costly. F@H is a great cause, unfortunately I feel I can use the extra money for other things just as important. Fold on everyone! Just wanted to share my electric bill with everyone.

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Re: Electric bill W/O F@H

Postby geokilla » Tue Jun 12, 2012 10:26 pm

You can always just fold when you're running the computer but not doing important things such as gaming. That's what I do, and have always done. But I took it to the next level (for me) by shutting it off whenever I'm gone for a couple hours. I used to try to keep it on to try to have my computer folding for over 12 hours a day.
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Re: Electric bill W/O F@H

Postby vbironchef » Wed Jun 13, 2012 9:52 am

geokilla wrote:You can always just fold when you're running the computer but not doing important things such as gaming. That's what I do, and have always done. But I took it to the next level (for me) by shutting it off whenever I'm gone for a couple hours. I used to try to keep it on to try to have my computer folding for over 12 hours a day.


Question is, what would you rather do with a extra $600.00 to $700.00 dollars a year?

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Re: Electric bill W/O F@H

Postby Apoptosis » Fri Jun 15, 2012 9:51 am

I'm shocked the difference is that much as well.

This has me wondering...

I wonder what the average kWh per work unit is on average...

Our team has 480,000+ WUs turned in... How much money did it cost us to do that?

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Re: Electric bill W/O F@H

Postby bubba » Fri Jun 15, 2012 10:38 am

Been thinking of setting up a small ITX box with a card in it to fold at work. Something I can stick off to the side and not stick out.

Can't run it at home, hard enough to control room temp for cooler testing without a folding rig dumping heat into the room. Even then, if a PC is not being actively used it is shut down.
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Re: Electric bill W/O F@H

Postby Maryam23 » Wed Dec 18, 2013 10:10 pm

I will try this.


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