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Frontier Hotel 1942-2007

Frontier Hotel 1942-2007

"This is the end result of all the bright lights... and the comp trips, of all the champagne... and free hotel suites,
and all the broads and all the booze. It's all been arranged just for us to get your money.
That's the truth about Las Vegas. We're the only winners. The players don't stand a chance. "

-- Sam "Ace" Rothstein, Casino, 1995

Friday, August 20, 2010

So, you want to move to Vegas?

July 2010 had the hottest average temperature in the history of LV.  Now here's what is interesting -- there were never any days over 111f in Henderson.  Last summer during the same period we had multiple days hitting 112f, 113f, 114f, and this:

115f. 7/28.  That was the hottest temp. I saw in Henderson on my thermometer.  That temp. was at 4:00 pm in the shade  That will kick your ass.  Go mow the lawn during that temp. and see what happens.

So, check out our July/Aug. 2010 electricity bill:

$428.00!  This bill was about $100 more than our bill from last summer during the same time frame -- when temps were hitting 115f!  BTW -- we keep our thermostat around 79f/.  What the hell is going on here?

So, here's how this happened:  This summer was more humid than most summers in LV.  Humidity kept the high temps down, but caused the night temps to stay way above normal.  So because the night temps stayed at over 90f+, the July average temp. record was broken.  Higher night temps means your AC is running more = higher electricity bill than the past summer.  Of course you can  always shut off your AC and sweat in your bed!

I guess the moral to the story is this:  A dry heat is your best friend.  Humidity is not nice, especially in LV! 



  1. My observation is the same as yours, being from Colorado and this year has been hotter than normal, so going to Vegas to escape the heat, only going outdoors to walk to different casino.
    That is a high bill just for electricity, I guess I am going to help the casino pays its bill by going to Vegas for 3 days starting today.
    My game is craps and the downtown odds is where I am playing.
    Wish me luck.


  2. JH, as a matter of fact, I have been considering moving to Vegas, and your power bill is discouraging, and somewhat frightening. For reference, could you elaborate on the size of your home? Square footage, number of floors, number of A/C units? No, I don't need your address, SSN, Visa number, or mother's maiden name...

  3. 2700 sqft. 2 stories, 2 AC's (12 years old). We did have a older family member staying with us for two weeks in July who required the AC temp. to be lower than usual, which contributed in part to a higher bill. But over $300 in July and August is pretty much the norm.

    Here's what's interesting: I think the heating in the winter can be worse. It gets really cold here in the winter, especially with the wind chill. To warm up the house it requires the furnace -- which of course uses gas and electricity. So you get hit with two bills! I think the gas and electricity combined is more expensive than just the electricity bill in the summer! Go figure...