to lower my gas bill…
I decided to use the programmable thermostat, to see if that would help at all. And I even lowered the temp from 67 to 66… I think I started it 3 weeks ago, got the bill and it’s only $15 cheaper and it was a little warmer out so it should have been cheaper, regardless!
Friday I called the gas company to see if my bill is comparable to last year’s bills. Since we didn’t live in the house last year he wouldn’t give me any specifics…
Gas guy: Well, December and January’s bills were comparable, but it was a lot colder this year and your bills show less usage, so that’s good. This month’s bill was much higher than last year, but it was much colder…
Me: So, any ideas on how I can make it much lower? I’m using the programmable thermostat.
Gas guy: You can buy that thick plastic and tape it to your window frames, that’ll help A LOT!
Me: Great, where do I get that?
Gas guy: At any hardware store, but it’s not gonna do you much good now, since it’s warming up. But, give it a go for next winter. I guess if you don’t want to open your windows during the summer, it would help lower your electric bill.
Me: Um, thanks, I’ll try that.
Looks like my mission to lower my gas bill maybe came a bit too late in the season.