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Posted: 1/12/2005 4:08:17 AM EDT
got our elec/gas was 350- last month was 220  last year never got over 200  
WTF?

probably charging us for the "extra storage" of the gas because its been fairly warm- where as before the were charging extra because they planned a 'shortage' (Again).
Link Posted: 1/12/2005 4:10:02 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Cleatus:
got our elec/gas was 350- last month was 220  last year never got over 200  
WTF?

probably charging us for the "extra storage" of the gas because its been fairly warm- where as before the were charging extra because they planned a 'shortage' (Again).




no, it's 80 degrees outside. and if I lived where you live I wouldn't bother with heating, I'd just build a fire in the fireplace like they do in the 1700 and 1800s. we do it all the time during the winter.
Link Posted: 1/12/2005 4:12:33 AM EDT
It was reported here in Indiana that the cost of natural gas was going up, thus our heating bills would go up. I haven't noticed a difference though. Gas usage is about the same as last year.
Link Posted: 1/12/2005 4:15:16 AM EDT
nope.  i pre-buy all my heating oil for the year each aummer.  i save probably 33% - 50% this way.
Link Posted: 1/12/2005 4:16:34 AM EDT
I have my bill averaged. I pay the same every month regardless. It helps in budgeting. You always know what to expect.
Link Posted: 1/12/2005 4:17:58 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Voldermortist:
[no, it's 80 degrees outside. and if I lived where you live I wouldn't bother with heating, I'd just build a fire in the fireplace like they do in the 1700 and 1800s. we do it all the time during the winter.




man, I got my ac on
Link Posted: 1/12/2005 4:20:07 AM EDT
was thinking of the average thing- but shure is nice in the summer!!!

the coming high of -6 for thursday thru sat should really help with this....
Link Posted: 1/12/2005 4:20:24 AM EDT

Originally Posted By MuRDoC:

Originally Posted By Voldermortist:
[no, it's 80 degrees outside. and if I lived where you live I wouldn't bother with heating, I'd just build a fire in the fireplace like they do in the 1700 and 1800s. we do it all the time during the winter.




man, I got my ac on



+1 I just received my AC bill -$190.00
Link Posted: 1/12/2005 4:28:42 AM EDT

Originally Posted By einnor1040:
I have my bill averaged. I pay the same every month regardless. It helps in budgeting. You always know what to expect.



I have mine on a budget  also, but they still detail how much you used and where you are in the budget. In the red or in the black. I am still in the black as of now, maybe by next mth it will go in the red.
Link Posted: 1/12/2005 4:31:48 AM EDT
I was being over charged (electric) for the last few months, all the while using less electricity. I got a letter in the mail two months ago from AEP stating I had $650 "credit" built up. I get 3-4 months free electricity.

So no, my heating bill hasn't gone up.

Link Posted: 1/12/2005 4:33:43 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/12/2005 4:34:36 AM EDT by TheCynic]
$30.77 last month for NG.



1200 sq ft condo.

I also am on the budget so
for six months I pay $12/mo
even tho I use no NG.
Link Posted: 1/12/2005 4:36:18 AM EDT
+ 1 for A/C in the winter!
Link Posted: 1/12/2005 4:37:55 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Gunner1X:

Originally Posted By MuRDoC:

Originally Posted By Voldermortist:
[no, it's 80 degrees outside. and if I lived where you live I wouldn't bother with heating, I'd just build a fire in the fireplace like they do in the 1700 and 1800s. we do it all the time during the winter.




man, I got my ac on



+1 I just received my AC bill -$190.00




wow really you have 190 credit
Link Posted: 1/12/2005 4:38:09 AM EDT
you can have all the cold dry air you want from me- you pay shipping
Link Posted: 1/12/2005 5:18:54 AM EDT
What's this "heating" you speak of?

Link Posted: 1/12/2005 5:19:34 AM EDT
My A/C is on.  What's this heater stuff you're speaking of?
Link Posted: 1/12/2005 5:41:57 AM EDT
I got a little card with my last bill.  Pretty much the company was saying the bills are gonna be super high this year and you should start saving up now.  WOW.
Link Posted: 1/12/2005 5:50:11 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/12/2005 6:02:11 AM EDT
Supposed to get down to freezing in my part of FL this weekend, but I can't run my heat due to contractors not finishing around the air handler unit soon enough.

Do have a fireplace though. We had a freezing snap for 2 weeks around Christmas and since then, been in the unseasonably 70s.
Link Posted: 1/12/2005 6:09:41 AM EDT
Yup, but so far this month has been rather warm for Jan.   In typical Jan weather, the NG bill would have broke $500 this year   It is a pretty big house, but still, thats insane.. I don't remember the SqFt offhand, but for the size, the 50,000btu furnace should be big enough for.. ( have triple checked everyting on it, the ma setting on the tstat matches the number on the gas valve, I have plenty of air flow (actually last time I had to replace the motor, I upsized the drive pully about 20%.. I have sat and watched it run on numerous occasions, it is definately not short cycling.)

I gotta figure something out.   Maybe rip out the furnace (about 16years old) and replace it with one of those newer 93% efficient ones.   It is NG/air.  

Although, I am probably barking up the wrong tree, I am trying to figure out how I can get better insulation in alot of my 130+ year old house.  about half of the house was remodeled before we bought that house, It appears to have been insulated, but I am not sure how much...   I am seriouly contemplating redoing all the outside walls and insulationd the crap out of them.    We redid two bedrooms about ten years ago, I thing the R value of the insulation (used unfaced between the origions studs in the ouse and faced in the studs that we added, there is two layers on the outside walls.) is around R21   Those rooms are easilly 10-15 degrees warmer than the rest of the house.  

Any Ideas?  
Link Posted: 1/12/2005 6:11:27 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/12/2005 6:11:59 AM EDT by graywolf]
$227.00 new furnace
Link Posted: 1/12/2005 6:26:49 AM EDT
I am on electric heat, but I expect that my bill for January will be significantly lower than December due to the mild weather we have been having since Christmas.  December was $210, but I'd have to go look at the meter to forcast January's bill.

December was much colder than usual for us, but today it is going to be 50, IN MID JANUARY!  Jeez.
Link Posted: 1/12/2005 6:37:39 AM EDT
93 % furnace...wonder if this has anthing to do with the new addition....

Bob- two layers of insul will not give you better R unless there is room for it in the walls 6"+ in fact, packing insulation will lower R-value
Link Posted: 1/12/2005 6:38:31 AM EDT
Not here in Florida.  
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