Lately my power company has been sending monthly letters telling me what my power consumption is every month, and letting me know how I rank with my neighbors power use. This is not in the bill, it is a separate letter.Every month it says I use way more power than my neighbors. This month it said I used 80% more power than my neighbors. ???? Seriously? I have my thermostat set at 55 degrees at night and work time, and 65 degrees for weekend and evening. All my windows are fairly new double pained, and we are obsessive about turning off lights. We take short showers, and have blocked off the heat to the seldom used down stairs areas. We do 2 loads of laundry a WEEK, and wash laundry in cold water. Besides unplugging things like toasters, etc... I'm not sure what else I can do.
Answer by staciandababy at 4:03 PM on Feb. 2, 2013
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Answer by 3libras at 3:37 PM on Feb. 2, 2013
Blocking off rooms does not conserve heat. It makes you furnace work harder. Because the cold air seeps out of the rooms. We leave all the doors open in hour house. Meaning bedroom doors are left open. Our ceiling fans are on all the time. My temp is set to 76, 24/7. Only gets turned off when we air out the house. All out light bulbs are those new fluorescent ones. Our utilties are prety low for a 1800 sqft house.
You must have a older home. We have a new home.
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