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The 'big' gas bills are starting

December 20th, 2007 at 05:02 pm

Every year we have really really low gas bills until December, then they climb and January February are terrible. But with all the changes we are making/have made every year they are slightly less terrible than last.

Apparently in 30 days last December we used 36 therms. This December we used 34 therms in 32 days, both months had an average temp of 50. So we used a smidgen less in a smidgen more days. That is better than using more!

I love those little graphs the gas bill has showing usage over the last year, but I almost wish I could get a usage graph for multiple years. I know we payed more when we first moved in, before all the cost savings went into place (I know that from the checking account records that I do keep) but I don't know by how much, and looking at a smidgen drop isn't as cool as if I could look at the huge difference from 2002 to now.

5 Responses to “The 'big' gas bills are starting”

  1. Joan.of.the.Arch Says:

    Our gas bill just started having a graph showing the usage this month, last month, and this time last year. But like you, I wish there were more info right on the bill. Would love to hear what you have done to bring your usage down.

  2. mom-from-missouri Says:

    My old company would give you a graph over the last 3 years if you called and asked them for it. It was a one time deal.
    I save our stubs, so I can go back and look at our water and electric for the last 4 years.

  3. monkeymama Says:

    Can you switched to budget billing? I don't know why I was so against it. Our bills are generally $10-$20. Then some over $100 in winter. Now we just pay $35/month. Much simpler!

    Since our electric is a little higher year-round and not that much higher in summer, it's not as exciting. Though I guess I will never get a $100+ electric bill again. (Well not for a few years anyway until inflation and higher prices).

    But I love this $35/month gas thing. Big Grin

  4. nanamom Says:

    Somehow I bet your "big" gas bills don't hold a candle to mine!!!

  5. princessperky Says:

    The only budget plan offered here is a set amount based on a little more than last years average...and you do NOT get the extra back. Not a good deal.

    And no my 'big' bill isn't as high as a really cold state Smile
    as to what I did...
    Text is post on it and Link is
    post on it

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