I got my gas bill (my February bill) for the heating of my home. First let me say that my home is cold, so the “heating” part should actually say “pipes not freezing.”
The Average Annual American Household uses 83.33 per month for household gas.
A 90% reduction would be 8.33 therms per month.
February: 125.2 therms. This is UP 50.24% from the national average, and UP 35.9 therms from the previous month.
OK, folks, I have had the house at an even 50 degrees for the past month. The front door only gets opened once per day (versus the previous month when I let my dog out the front door 15 times per day.) Why is it up? The weather here has been its usual roller-coaster, just like last month. WHY? WHY? WHY? is it higher this month when it should be substantially lower?
Eight-Month Usage: My usage for July-February was 304.7 therms. This is down 361.94 therms, or 54.29% from the national average. This puts me at an average monthly therm usage of 38.09.
So… anyone out there want to venture a guess as to why I am using so much gas?