Oh, Home Eccers, I nearly forgot you! I was having a massive freakout over my electric bill this month. With the 20% TVA increase and a possible 5% fuel surcharge that we may or may not be paying, plus a surprisingly cold winter, my electric bill is the highest it’s ever been.
We’re going through the house and finding all the ways we can save on electricity. This weekend I’m going to figure out where’s the least expensive place to buy those curly lightbulbs and switch to them. We recently bought some of the “daylight” style bulbs and we actually quite like the light they produce, so it won’t be the worst.
We also have decided to install a programmable thermostat so hopefully we can fix it so the kids can’t jack up the heat whenever they’re feeling cold. There’s already weatherstripping on our doors, we have heavy curtains in nearly every bedroom but one, and I’m going to be making some of those snake-looking draft stopper things.
I climbed all over the kids about leaving lights and televisions on- they’re actually not too bad about this, but still, a reminder is good. I’m careful about not leaving power chargers plugged in to leech power. My desktop is usually unplugged, unless someone’s using it.
So, does it sound like I’m missing anything, Home Eccers? My bill this month was 60% higher than the bill was this time last year, so although we did have the TVA increase and the colder temperatures, something is not adding up.