My home’s inside temp has been at 50 degrees for the past month – and yet my gas bill came back that I had used 89.3 therms! WTF! How is it possible? I believe there were even a few 70 degree days in there. This is almost exactly the same amount as the TOTAL of the previous six months. OK, 89.3 is just slightly over the Average American’s Annual usage when divided by 12 (for a monthly usage.) This is also the highest it has been since last March – but still… what does a woman have to do to keep the furnace from kicking in?
It’s gonna be war here! I am just going to have to face the fact that I may need more insulation in my attic, and the next day over 40 degrees (the temp recommended on the caulk container) I will caulk every window and door frame – and anything else I can find – whether it appears to need it or not! I will Caulk til I drop!
OK… since this is my reporting blog, here goes:
The Average Annual American Household uses 83.33 per month
(when spread out evenly among all months) for household gas.
January: 89.3 therms. This is UP 7.16% from the national average.
Seven-Month Usage: My usage for July-January was 179.5 therms. This is down 403.8 therms, or 69.22% from the national average.
As always, check out the link at the top of the page for the “Riot 90% Reduction Progress” to see how I have done since starting this project. https://artbystrongheart.wordpress.com