The lawn was installed today and the sprinkler company came back out to set everything up for massive watering now!
The company that did our sprinkler/irrigation system is really a good one. The workers were really nice and the owner is very hands on. They are BBB accredited and certified in all of the important aspects of lawn irrigation. It's really a top notch company with best of the best equipment and personnel. Check them out at Irrigation Pro Inc.
We have been monitoring our electric bills - what a difference a new house makes - so much better efficiency! Our most recent bill is roughly $100 and that's with a good amount of time with our AC running too. I have to say, I'm pleasantly surprised! Next month's bill should be interesting with the addition of the dehumidifier and even more AC running time. I'm prepared for an increase, we'll see how much though.