12/11/2013: What the hell happened during the winter of 2011?

This blog was supposed to be about all the money I’m saving on my gas bill after insulating and hooking up a Nest thermostat.  Therms down, savings up.  A real feel good blog.

Then I reviewed my heating bills for the past 2 years.  In 2011, I had MONTHLY heating bills of $438, $489 & $426.  (I realize that all caps is like yelling and I am like yelling at the computer screen right now).  What was going on with me?  I mean seriously — $489 in January?  Close the windows bro.

According to Management, we had a baby that winter.  This explains a lot.  Like why the thermostat was set at 85 all winter and I did nothing about it.  If you’ve had kid(s), you know what kinda fog babies put you in.  You also know that if your wife sets the thermostat at 85, you leave it alone.  You don’t even look at it.

These huge heating bills were pre-insulation & Nest.  Since installing both, we’re saving about 20% on our gas bill each month.  Our November 2013 gas bill ($145) was significantly lower than 2012 ($208).  The heat automatically adjusts to 67 during the day and 65 at night.  If we’re gone for several hours during the day, Nest will adjust itself lower.

Just trying to save a few USDs you guys.  Maybe keep the kids warm too.


In 20 years, the EPA will probably decide this stuff is toxic and a danger to our children.

2 thoughts on “12/11/2013: What the hell happened during the winter of 2011?

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