Friday, October 2, 2009
One of the many things we do to try to keep our utility bills down is by setting a goal for when we turn on the air conditioner and the heat. Our air conditioner goal is August 1 and our heat goal is November 1. Now these aren't set in stone...if we get a wicked freaky early snow storm we turn on the heat but usually we can manage by wearing more clothes during the day and adding some extra blankets to our bed at night. I also do a lot of baking on the cooler days so the oven can help heat up the house. We have a gas furnace and it costs us usually 90.00 a month and that's keeping it set at 66 degrees so every month we keep it turned off is more money saved.
We also set a turn off date as well. The air goes off on September 1 and the heat May 1. Sometimes the heat goes off in April depending on the weather.
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