Saturday, April 08, 2006

Not a bad chunk of change....

In the beginning of the year I wondered what difference it would make if we started to be more conscious about our electrical use. You see, everything in our one bedroom condo runs on electric, heat, air conditioning, stove, etc. That's when I kicked into frugal mode, turing the thermostat from 72 down to 65 in the winter, making sure the windows and doors are sealed properly, keeping the windows and doors open in the summer time, keeping more lights off than usual, etc. We did receive a little help from mother nature this year with above average temperatures. I've created a little chart to track my progress.(on the left) Since mid January of this year we've saved approximately $116.64, not a bad chunk of change...

2 comments:

Jane Dough said...

Good job. Have you invested in some energy saver bulbs? I noticed a nice drop in my electric bill when I put them in all my lamps.

John said...

Yes, actually. About half of our bulbs are energy savers. We've been replacing the normal bulbs as they burn out. Every lit bit helps...