How much do you pay to keep your house warm? Like to get some ideas on keeping cost down
I haven't opened my bill yet, sort of scared to lol. Every winter, I always try to see if others have suggestions on what they do to keep their electric/gas bills down. To share what we have done to help lower our bills. My winter Electric bill is usually around $100/mo. (haven't checked my current one). Sometimes, when I'm not home a lot, vacations etc. it's lower. My gas is usually around $75/mo. or so. My applicances are gas. So, I don't use my oven. I don't use my dryer, I hang my clothes outside. I can get away with it even in Winter.
I never use my central heat/air. I use a oil-filled heater & bascially hang out in my bedroom. (it's kinda small). The rest of the house is very cold. We have a fireplace though, that we also use a lot. Before, winter comes we take our truck & go up to the local Mountains & get our wood. Then, we also buy a cord of wood. That usually last 2 Winters. I have 2 rooms that get a lot sun through the windows, so I use the natural heat from the sun to warm those rooms. It's my bedroom & a big bonus room. Even right now, without turning on the portable heater, it's very warm :) That's how I save on my utilities. How does everyone else.?