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Fri - November 24, 2006 at 04:52 PM in

November Gas Bill


We got our November gas bill today, and saved $126 on heating this month thanks to the wood stove.

Even though the past couple weeks have been unseasonably warm, we had a pretty good cold snap before that. Despite the cold snap, we haven't turned on the furnace yet, and the house has been (for the most part) pretty toasty.

I've noticed that even though the furnace isn't on, our daily gas usage has crept up slightly (to the tune of about 0.3 therms/day--about 50% above our summer usage, but still far below the 6.5 therms/day we would have burned if we didn't have the wood heat). I suspect that this is because when the weather is cold outside, we're more likely to cook meals on the gas stove, use the gas clothes drier rather than the clothesline, and take longer, hotter showers in the morning.

You can view the spreadsheet I use to track our gas usage here.

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