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Offline wolfter

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Heating bill
« on: March 01, 2014, 03:53:59 PM »
Just curious how much everyone's heating bill increased lately.  I completely don't understand my latest bill.  We've had the same frigid cold this entire season and the gas bill has been running around $150.  Which I thought was high considering It's set on 50 most of the time except when I'm there and I turn it up to 60.

Today, I rec'd the latest gas bill; a whopping $450.00!!!!  I will be using the fireplace more often in the future. 
Complacency is the enemy.  ;)  Challenge yourself daily for maximum  return on investment.

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Re: Heating bill
« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2014, 03:59:01 PM »
Just curious how much everyone's heating bill increased lately.  I completely don't understand my latest bill.  We've had the same frigid cold this entire season and the gas bill has been running around $150.  Which I thought was high considering It's set on 50 most of the time except when I'm there and I turn it up to 60.

Today, I rec'd the latest gas bill; a whopping $450.00!!!!  I will be using the fireplace more often in the future. 

With a jump that big in the bill I would at least call and ask for an explanation . Hope its not a leak but you would have smelled a leak that big I bet  .

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Re: Heating bill
« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2014, 04:15:18 PM »
With a jump that big in the bill I would at least call and ask for an explanation . Hope its not a leak but you would have smelled a leak that big I bet  .

The only thing that uses gas is the furnace and I recently had it serviced.  They pressure tested the lines when I had gas installed as it hadn't had any for 3 years.  I'm hoping it's some sort of clerical error as that just seems crazy. 

Hell, my mother keeps her home at a toasty 90 degrees and never sees bills even remotely close to that and her entire home uses gas; stove, furnace, fireplace and hot water.
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Re: Heating bill
« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2014, 04:24:32 PM »
Ahh! that happened to me when I 1st moved to ABQ, I had a $398.56 bill for a 1200 sq. ft. 2 bedroom condo I was living in, I called the gas & electric co. to complain about this as my monthly bill would only be $117.60 per month...

So they told me that they'd send someone out
to come and reread my meter(s) turns out that it was a mistake, but I had already paid the bill so for about 2 to 3 months they credited me back the $398.56 and I didn't have a bill for about 2 to 3 months...
 
woofy, they do make mistakes all the time, so call them, and you just might be surprised if it's actually an error  :)

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Offline wolfter

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Re: Heating bill
« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2014, 04:28:13 PM »
That's certainly what I'm hoping happened.  I might have to borrow from my flooring fund just to pay the bills... :(
Complacency is the enemy.  ;)  Challenge yourself daily for maximum  return on investment.

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Re: Heating bill
« Reply #5 on: March 01, 2014, 04:53:37 PM »
There's no way that can be right.  Is there a Real Services there, or it may be called Council on Aging?  Here they will do free weatherization for low income households, even if you're a single person.  I would check into that to see if that's available there.  In the meantime, I would raise hell.
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Offline wolfter

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Re: Heating bill
« Reply #6 on: March 01, 2014, 05:01:28 PM »
Unfortunately, I can't do anything until Monday.  I'm going on the premise that something is wrong.  I don't know of any programs to help but this property wouldn't qualify anyways since it's in mine and my brother's name.
Complacency is the enemy.  ;)  Challenge yourself daily for maximum  return on investment.

Offline Miss Philicia

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Re: Heating bill
« Reply #7 on: March 01, 2014, 06:09:27 PM »
Did the secret meth lab next door tap into your line?
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Re: Heating bill
« Reply #8 on: March 01, 2014, 06:16:28 PM »
Did the secret meth lab next door tap into your line?

You could lend him some hot air .

Offline wolfter

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Re: Heating bill
« Reply #9 on: March 01, 2014, 06:35:00 PM »
Did the secret meth lab next door tap into your line?

That's interesting you said this as I noticed something strange in the neighborhood while taking a stroll.  There is one home that doesn't have a gas meter.  They've resorted to putting a flex tube to allow the flow of gas.  That's bold!!!  I wonder if they know when the meters are being read and simply remove it around that time.

Complacency is the enemy.  ;)  Challenge yourself daily for maximum  return on investment.

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Re: Heating bill
« Reply #10 on: March 01, 2014, 06:56:39 PM »
Double ,secondary glazing / roof /floor, wall insulation / draft excluders all over the place / thermal blinds curtains / merino wool base layers/ second hand chasmire jumpers/thermal underwear/ good thick soled indoor shoes / cravats / wool scares /
hats/ electric blanket can greatly reduce power bills.
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