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Old 01-21-2006, 10:22 AM   #81
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I just received my bill for the last period (month), it was $335 (gulp) but, I was home from Dec 14th until Jan 3rd for some minor surgery so the heat was on a little higher at night and all day long. I'm hoping this next month is better with me being back at work and the milder temps. Yesterday it was almost 60 here on the Mass/NH border.
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Old 01-21-2006, 10:23 AM   #82
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$200 for December in Houston. *And that included half a month of mild weather too. Very frightening had it been a cold winter. *With luck, it'll stay mild another 6 weeks and we'll be out of it. * Course NYMEX prices have now dropped a lot too, so that will soften the blow.
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Old 01-21-2006, 07:45 PM   #83
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Here in western new jersey we have had the heat set at 61 to 64 degrees since the beginning of november when we put the heat on. Bills in dec was 185 jan was 215 2600 square foot house.

Heck even my furnature is COLD!!

But hey my neighbors have bills pushing 450!!!

We wear hats and warm socks and sit under blankets.

I cannot wait to sell this place the realtor comes this wednesday!
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HECO just sent us a postcard offering a $100 credit on our gas bill if we replace an electric water heater with a gas model...
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Up 38% from 05 Jan.* S. Michigan

Jan 06 nat gas bill is $395*

We keep thermostat @ 66 F days and 55 nights.

House is 2 story 2600 ft.* Well insulated

Time to start burning wood

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Up 38% from 05 Jan. S. Michigan

Jan 06 nat gas bill is $395

We keep thermostat @ 66 F days and 55 nights.

House is 2 story 2600 ft. Well insulated

Time to start burning wood

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Price of natural gas is now lower than anytime since last june...
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I just cannot imagine paying over $200 per month in GAS heating costs and paying it while living south of Canada.
That's cuz Americans are thin-blooded We just got our Dec. gas bill and it was $172...we have a 3,000 sq. foot house and had company over Christmas.
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Old 01-26-2006, 08:35 AM   #88
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Do you Canadians have subsidized natural gas prices? Or are your houses much more energy efficient? Lower thermostat temperature? Maybe it's an English/metric celsius/farenheit conversion thing? (the last one is a joke, of course)
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I got a gas bill yesterday too. I was happy with only $94. The previous month was $192 - We did have a very cold spell in December, but I think the first one was based on an estimated reading. If so, I'm averaging $150 a month. I think the programmable thermostat is helping a lot. I might actually push it down another degree or two for the overnight.

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Do you Canadians have subsidized natural gas prices? Or are your houses much more energy efficient? Lower thermostat temperature? Maybe it's an English/metric celsius/farenheit conversion thing? (the last one is a joke, of course)
Justin, instead of saying something is a joke or something is sarcasm, can't you just use the ?
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Justin, instead of saying something is a joke or something is sarcasm, can't you just use the ?
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Past episodes have proven that subtlety is nearly impossible on here. I didn't want to get flamed by a brazillion people telling me that the units of temperature measurement are irrelevant with respect to natural gas utilization.

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... flamed by a brazillion people telling me that the units of temperature measurement are irrelevant with respect to natural gas utilization.
What a stupid, insane, asinine, right-wing, Hollywood elitist, atheistic, Darwinistic, unscientific, intelligent design, racist, liberal, and otherwise idiotic statement!!!!!

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I'm not sure if we have any Brazillians here. A couple in Argentina, maybe Costa Rica, Panama, Canada and Thailand, though.
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Hmmm

$55 for 1200 sq feet. But but - $110 electric - we use portable electric heaters to supplement. 68 degree's low at night 70 in the day, relatively warm December.

A. I'm from New Orleans - remember!

B. I haven't sat down and putzed with $ per BTU. Just bought a compass - big windows face south with some sun during the east to west traverse during winter.

I am retired (not an engineer anymore) - and working on nonfrugal.

Oh crap - yeah I'm collecting data thru our first winter here.

This may yet fall into - the something to putz around with catagory.

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December gas: $130, which is double what it was in November (had company over for the winter holidays).

Electric is the same, so the total for power, heat and hot water came to $260 for December. Ouch.

For January, now that the company is gone, we are relying more on kerosene for heat. I expect the fumes to kill us some day, but it is (a bit) cheaper, so I acquiesce for now.

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What a stupid, insane, asinine, right-wing, Hollywood elitist, atheistic, Darwinistic, unscientific, intelligent design, racist, liberal, and otherwise idiotic statement!!!!!

Only a brazillion-1 to go...

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BMJ, you really need to stay more current...

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I'll agree to use the ' ' to denote sarcasm or an attempt at humor if you will agree to provide me pro bono ER forum legal defense every time I'm mistconstrued and flamed for being stupid, insane, asinine, right-wing, Hollywood elitist, atheistic, Darwinistic, unscientific, intelligent design, racist, liberal, and otherwise idiotic.
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I'll agree to use the ' ' to denote sarcasm or an attempt at humor if you will agree to provide me pro bono ER forum legal defense every time I'm mistconstrued and flamed for being stupid, insane, asinine, right-wing, Hollywood elitist, atheistic, Darwinistic, unscientific, intelligent design, racist, liberal, and otherwise idiotic.
Provided I only have to when you are really being sarcastic or funny.
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