?

Log in

No account? Create an account

Previous Entry | Next Entry

conserving

I got my electric and gas bills the other day. I have stayed within the baseline allowances for both this last month. I have been trying to figure out what I did right. I don't recall making any kind of major change, anything noticeable. On the other hand, the gas and electricity I used at the higher levels was not a large amount. I think it seemed higher just because the rates are higher.

Probably one reason for the reduction is that it has been warm. No need for the heater at all. It also has not been extremely warm, so no need to run a fan 24-7. That accounts for gas. As for electricity, I've been conscious of it and have turned off lights and television when not using them but I have actually been watching more tv, turning it on in the daytime. Then again, long summer days, need for lights is less. This is probably a mid-summer thing that happens most years.

Still, it encourages me. One thing I did the other day was to reduce the heat of my water heater. So now it does not heat as high. That will save a few therms or whatever they are. I am also using my electric hot water pot more often to heat water than I use the microwave. I suspect that it takes less electricity because the heating is more direct and not as high a wattage.

Little changes still make me feel good.

Profile

Roman
judith
Judith Lautner
Judy's home

Latest Month

January 2012
S M T W T F S
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
293031    

Tags

Powered by LiveJournal.com
Designed by Lilia Ahner