Thursday, February 23, 2006
How to beat high energy costs
In October our gas bill went from around $130 to our new rate of $151. We tried to keep our heat off for all of October (almost made it) and we kept the thermostat lower than ever before.
Our efforts have paid off since our new amount, as of March, will be $103! I know that natural gas prices have decreased a bit, but we decreased our usage majorly this year. And we have the hat-head to prove it.
This will be a $48 savings per month for four months, but I will keep an eye on it. Now that we have some savings built up I'm not so sure I'm loving the "budget" plan since it really is never a set monthly amount for a full year. If the balance keeps tipping in our favor I will probably switch back to just paying what we owe each month. Or move to California.
Posted by Caitlin at 7:29 PM