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With all the subzero temps, gas bills must be increasing. My recent bill was,

$284 for one month...

I'm guessing Mopar paid $50
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Yeah my coworker got hit with a $310 gasbill. man that has to hurt. Luckily for me I get free gas at my Condo. Also my place stays warm. I leave my place and it is at 70 and when i caome home at night it only drops to 67 so a 3 degree difference for 10 hours not bad.
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I have a combo electric bill so the total for the month was $353, ouch..
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Ours was $125 and we have a tri-level. With the fireplace out of order right now. I set it on 66-68 at night and it's on 70 most of the day. If I have it any warmer at night my little one has nosebleeds and get "too hot", then she is up all night. I however must have multiple blankets on the bed, and socks on my feeties. Oh and for winter, flannel sheets FTW ~Mandy

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How the hell are you guys paying so cheap for gas? I just got mine and it is 330. I have my temp set at 68.

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The thing is we have no gas appliances. We do have a gas fireplace which wastes more heat than it provides. I prefer to keep that thing off. 70 at home, 66 at night and when away.
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good windows? keeping the door closed? We are in a townhome but there are unheated garages on either side of us. We put in a new window last year and the gas bill dropped considerably. ~Mandy

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good windows? keeping the door closed? We are in a townhome but there are unheated garages on either side of us. We put in a new window last year and the gas bill dropped considerably. ~Mandy
You have extra insulation on the sides unless you have an end unit. That helps plus possible smaller square footage. I don't know, I have seen some huge townhouses.
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good windows? keeping the door closed? We are in a townhome but there are unheated garages on either side of us. We put in a new window last year and the gas bill dropped considerably. ~Mandy
I would think they are good. I have a townhouse too and it is practically brand new, bought 3 years ago new. So everything is just 3 years old. It's 1950 Sq. Ft. I even closed the vents in the rooms not being used.

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I would think they are good. I have a townhouse too and it is practically brand new, bought 3 years ago new. So everything is just 3 years old. It's 1950 Sq. Ft. I even closed the vents in the rooms not being used.
Close the doors too where the vents are shut. That is a decent size townhouse. Large ceilings will do it as well, all that cubic feet heated for no reason. We have 9ft throughout plus a 2nd story foyer.
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Mine is 550, damn these cathedral ceiling The house is set at 68 from 5AM to 10PM then it drops to 62. But I found out Monday the furnace has a cracked heat exchange...so my efficient was maybe 40% Tomorrow I get a new furnace, 2 stage, variable speed blower, should reduce the bill. Also the water heater started leaking on Tuesday....had a commercial 50 gallon one installed a mere $989 I also had house insurance and first installment of property taxes Can someone one spot me $6800 for a KLR650?

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Mine is 550, damn these cathedral ceiling The house is set at 68 from 5AM to 10PM then it drops to 62. But I found out Monday the furnace has a cracked heat exchange...so my efficient was maybe 40% Tomorrow I get a new furnace, 2 stage, variable speed blower, should reduce the bill. Also the water heater started leaking on Tuesday....had a commercial 50 gallon one installed a mere $989 I also had house insurance and first installment of property taxes Can someone one spot me $6800 for a KLR650?
Damn .. that sucks. At least you got a bunch of home improvements out of the way..
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Close the doors too where the vents are shut. That is a decent size townhouse. Large ceilings will do it as well, all that cubic feet heated for no reason. We have 9ft throughout plus a 2nd story foyer.
Ya have those doors closed too. Damn winter needs to go away. That's drinking money I could be using.

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Yeah mine was $422 this month. Keep my house at 65 except when Shelly is over and I crank it up to 70. Lol. Almost everything runs on gas in my house tho, including my fireplace.

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Damn Eugene 330 . The bills for one of the smaller hotels I keep the books for is not far over that, you have to be losing heat somewhere.

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Mine is 550, damn these cathedral ceiling The house is set at 68 from 5AM to 10PM then it drops to 62. But I found out Monday the furnace has a cracked heat exchange...so my efficient was maybe 40% Tomorrow I get a new furnace, 2 stage, variable speed blower, should reduce the bill. Also the water heater started leaking on Tuesday....had a commercial 50 gallon one installed a mere $989 I also had house insurance and first installment of property taxes Can someone one spot me $6800 for a KLR650?
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Keep my house at 65 except when Shelly is over and I crank it up to 70. Lol.
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And I'm still in sweatpants and sweatshirt when I crash at your house...
Don't forget ur also under a down comforter! Lol. We'll turn up the heat even more next time!

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We have just over 1300 sqft., it looks tiny from the outside, but is pretty spacious once inside. Our problem is the basement is under construction (we are doing most of it ourselves). The baseboards are not down yet, the fireplace isn't sealed up (we removed the mantle and trim) And the door to the sump pump isn't sealed (door frame removed) and that is drafty. I have the spare room closed off and the vent closed. But our place stays warm, and the bills have been reasonable. ~Mandy

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Don't forget ur also under a down comforter! Lol. We'll turn up the heat even more next time!
hahahaha....I'm warm with that blanket
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Damn Eugene 330 . The bills for one of the smaller hotels I keep the books for is not far over that, you have to be losing heat somewhere.
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When I lived in my townhouse in Dekalb, it ran about $200. Now that I'm in ho-dunk Macomb it runs be about $45 in my single apartment....damn this place reminds me of a prison cell.
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My bill is usually around $200 during the winter even though I'm a cheap ass and leave the heat on 65 all the time.

What I want to know is how are they reading my meter? It's in my basement, the only way to read it is to come in my house and nobody has ever come to read it. It doesn't have any kind of electronic thing on it to read it remotely so how do they know how much I'm using? If they've been estimating it all this time, maybe they owe me credit.
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