Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Happily Twitterpated ~


So either there has been a mistake or I'm very happy with my gas bill. Last month we were billed $144.39, the actual gas cost being $94.49 - the rest misc. charges.
This month our bill is $75.01, the actual gas cost being $40.61

Have to say I did try to lower it by running the dishwasher only once per day. We always set our thermostat on 17 degrees at night and that remained the same. Anyway, happy, happy, happy. Did anyone else notice a huge decrease in their bill?
**Update: Forgot to say, I put a big Sears catalogue over the vents in the laundry room and back entry. I think that was the biggest reason for the "less usage". I don't even notice (temp wise) they are covered - I guess because the kitchen is right there provoding a bit of heat and 2 fridges.

4 comments:

Petra said...

Both electrical and natural gas
bills have elevated this year. We
did manage to help ourselves by using the fireplace (inserted pipes
from a soapstone fireplace into our
fireplace and burn wood (which we
fell ourselves and chop with a
hydraulic wood splitter. Sounds
pioneerish but I must admit, until
I no longer handle the chore will
continue to do so, keeps the house
of this size surprisingly warm.

Jean said...

Oh, you're just smart! We used to get our wood but not now. Actually it was fun. We would like a vent cut in the master bedroom to let the wonderful heat go up! We use fans now.Is your snow gone?

Petra said...

Snow is all gone, tulips, hyacinths, daffodils all up. The
temps have ranged from 10 to 24 C
the last ten days. Will be a lovely warm weekend. This is the
beginning of the tornado season here. We have a safe oom in the basement equipped with water, couple of lawn chairs, candles, matches, blankets, batteries, radio
just in case. We have a bag with copies of important papers hanging
behind the bedroom door that can be grabbed in a hurry.....

Jean said...

Ooh, I was going to get all green with envy about the 24 degrees til you mentioned the storms (possibly). Do you keep food there, too? Trust me to think of that! Keep safe.Actually we have an emerg supply of stuff - would need a semi to haul it, though.