Saturday, December 12, 2009
It's that time of year again when I try to keep my power bill as low as possible. Our central heat and air is electric, so I do what I can to keep our bill low. Also, my husband works outside, so his paycheck is usually lower this time of year, so I try to conserve power.
Back in the summer our highest power bill was $260. I know, you are shocked, right! My friends say that is extremely high. I can cover up to get warm, but I have a hard time getting cooler. Believe it or not, but I kept my A/C around 74 degrees most days. Our home is fairly large, so I guess it does take more to keep it cool.
Since that crazy power bill, it has went down, month by month. From $191, to $160. I am most proud of our upcoming power bill which will only be $139. Wow, what a difference! I have been keeping our heat set to 65 degrees. We have been dressing warmly and using fleece blankets around the house.
Y'all know I have been wanting a Snuggie, well, I finally broke down and bought a knock-off version, called a Cuddler, from here. They were on sale for $9.99 when I bought mine, but are now even cheaper at $5.99. My hubby likes mine so good, he wants me to buy him one too. The sleeves are really long, which is cool, because I can use my mouse and still have my hands covered up!
So, what about you, what do you keep your thermostat set on? Do you have any helpful hints for me to get my power bill even lower?