Cacacaca...Co....Coo....

  1. COOOOLD!

    Current Temp:
    : 48

    I got my heating bill, it was $193.00! For ONE MONTH! Its just me (And the dog) here and I don't live in an awfully big house. Besides that, I'm almost never home and I set my thermostat low, to about 70 or so when I'm gone. Is PGandE pulling another "We're broke...And charging you" on us Californians [i]again?[/]

    So with my booty on the monitor and my feet in the printer (Excellent heat sources!), I refuse to turn the heater on the rest of this season.

    And I will remain..."Ca...Ca....Coo...COOOOOOOLLLD!"

    (Thanks for letting me vent.)

    PS....Will entertain for heat.
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  2. 71 Comments

  3. by   OBNURSEHEATHER
    Yup, we get screwed by them don't we? You think all that screwing action alone would keep us warm, but noooo..... it's a slow, steady screwing, just slow enough that it doesn't keep us warm.....

    Heather
  4. by   DIPLOMATICRN4HIRE
    Ode to the Heatherisms ...
    A slow screw is better than no screw at all....
    Zoe
  5. by   emily_mom
    Originally posted by rebelwaclause
    COOOOLD!

    Current Temp:
    : 48

    Besides that, I'm almost never home and I set my thermostat low, to about 70 or so when I'm gone.
    Your dog needs to be 70 degrees when you're not home? Turn that sucker down to 55!!!!

    If it's 70 when you're gone, what is it cranked up to when you're not? Have you weather stripped your doors and windows?

    Kristy
  6. by   rebelwaclause
    Originally posted by OBNURSEHEATHER
    Yup, we get screwed by them don't we? You think all that screwing action alone would keep us warm, but noooo..... it's a slow, steady screwing, just slow enough that it doesn't keep us warm.....

    Heather
    Its definitely the worst screw I've ever (never?) had!

    Gotta trade in that dog for a comforter - be it man or down!
  7. by   rebelwaclause
    Originally posted by emily_mom
    Your dog needs to be 70 degrees when you're not home? Turn that sucker down to 55!!!!

    Kristy
    Yes...."Mommy" :chuckle


    I absolutely HATE coming home to a cold house. So 70 degrees keeps it just cozy enough to walk into without immediately diving under the covers for warmth....

    No..The dog has a blond fur! (hehehe).
  8. by   Jenny P
    Rebel, turn your thermostat down to 65 or so at night (or when you're sleeping) and when you aren't home. Here in Mn. it was 20 degrees when I got up this AM (I am learning how to do this now that I am off night shift), and our heat is set between 70 and 72 degrees while we are home. We actually turn out thermostat down to 60 degrees while we sleep, use a blanket and comforter, and sleep like babes, all snuggled up in our beds! These are our winter time settings no matter how cold it gets (even if it's 20 below zero here). We just add a sweater or use a throw if we feel chilled.

    It will be interesting to see what our gas and electric bill will be now that I'm not sleeping in the daytime; our heat was turned down both at night (when DH slept) and from 8AM til 3PM (when I was supposed to be sleeping). Our house is 1400 sq. ft. with a full basement, and our gas bill was about $92 last month. Our energy company had an info flyer they tucked into bills last year about how much energy a person saves with every 5 degrees they turn down their thermostat; of course, I haven't seen it this year but I'll see if I can find it on their call-in info line for you.
  9. by   Jenny P
    Oh, and get a thermostat that automatically resets the temp (ours will re-adjust itself 4 times/day and has weekday and weekend timers). You can install it yourself (directions are included and quite easy to follow) and save yourself another bundle of $$$ that way. THEN NEVER TOUCH IT AGAIN ALL WINTER! Well, you can use the temporary settings on your days off so you can have the temp set for your work days; then dial in the 70 degrres as a temporary setting on your days off. And this way you can set the thermostat to 70 for about an hour before you get home and walk into a warm house.
  10. by   shygirl
    It's 24 here!
    Good excuse to go shopping for new sweaters!

    Shygirl
  11. by   renerian
    I am inside my house, set on 70 with long johns and a hooded sweatshirt on, two pairs of socks and slippers. Our house is 4 bedrooms, big and heating bill is up to 350 month.

    renerian
  12. by   ayemmeff
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    .....to Rebel
    Last edit by ayemmeff on Jan 2, '03
  13. by   Sleepyeyes
    This is a situation that screams "pellet stove" if I ever saw one...
  14. by   anitame
    I LOVE my new pellet stove. I kinda resisted getting it but WOW WOW WOW I love it! Just set the thermostat and like magic (if you put pellets in once a day ) you get warm.

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