Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Moving the power cord out of the wall, and into our wallet...

Well, it's that time of the month again. Time to see how we did with saving on electric. Well, only a little, but that's better that having to shell out more this year than last year. Since the wifey is pregnant, we've been using more heat so far this year. I'm guessing that's going to be a big factor in our electric bill in the next several months. More heat, more stove usage to due to the increase of cravings, and eventually air conditioning. We're starting to take a few more steps to help energy efficiency around the house. We're going to replace our patio door within the next few weeks, and that'll help a lot. Something like 20-30% of savings on energy use a year We've been told. Luckily we have friends who have contracting businesses, so it'll cost less then using someone else. The money we save on electricity, is helping power our savings!

3 comments:

Dimes to said...

Why would a pregnant woman want more heat? I'd think she'd want less heat. But I've never been pregnant so I have no idea.
Have you taken that "energy efficiency" tax credit into account? It's not much but it's better than nothing, and if you're going to make the house more efficient anyway, it might be looking into.

John said...

I dunno, she just seems to want to turn the temp. up more often than last year. That is something I will be looking into when tax time rolls around. I'm looking foward to take advantage of it...

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I live in Germany and the heaters take up oil and electricity. I don't pay for oil but I do pay electric. It's expensive and my wife is determined to get the highest bill possible.

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