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mnhtnbb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-10-06 09:26 AM
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29. 30% lower usage and $30 higher bill--$205
Edited on Tue Jan-10-06 09:34 AM by mnhtnbb
Last year we replaced our OLD pilot always on furnace with an energy efficient one, to the tune of $4,000!. Our gas bill showed 30% lower usage for the same number of days in Dec as the previous year, same average temperature, and the bill was $30 higher! However, both Progress Energy and Piedmont Natural Gas in NC have received approval to LOWER their rates from the State! I'll believe it when I see it in the bill.

We're in Chapel Hill. Our Dec bill was $205. for a 3000 sq ft house, average outside temp 52 degrees. We keep the thermostat at 68 daytime and down to 64 at night.
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  -Just got my natural gas bill- I'm still in shock redstateblues  Jan-10-06 08:29 AM   #0 
  - Excuse?  benburch   Jan-10-06 08:32 AM   #1 
  - No kidding. You aren't seriously expecting an excuse, are you?  ComerPerro   Jan-10-06 09:00 AM   #21 
  - My guess is they'll ignore the issue completely  txindy   Jan-10-06 08:32 AM   #2 
  - I know, we need more tax cuts for the wealthy and you will get trickled on  Toots   Jan-10-06 08:33 AM   #3 
  - all the while with all the trickling going on my clothes are all wet  madokie   Jan-10-06 08:43 AM   #10 
  - Not in shock, but  ScotTissue   Jan-10-06 08:34 AM   #4 
  - Mine is normally 170 or so . . .  CrazyOrangeCat   Jan-10-06 08:40 AM   #8 
  - That's About What We Saw  ProfessorGAC   Jan-10-06 10:18 AM   #39 
  - My bill for Dec was more than double last year's Dec  LincolnMcGrath   Jan-10-06 08:34 AM   #5 
  - Same here  Politicub   Jan-10-06 08:35 AM   #6 
  - But, you should be  Surya Gayatri   Jan-10-06 08:42 AM   #9 
  - I'm in the Metro area too.  Lumily   Jan-10-06 08:55 AM   #18 
  - I live northwest of Atlanta in a mobile home.  RebelOne   Jan-10-06 10:00 AM   #37 
  - We use wood pellets and have been since '92 been buying them  madokie   Jan-10-06 08:40 AM   #7 
  - Question. Wood pellets?  txindy   Jan-10-06 09:00 AM   #20 
     - Here is a link to the model we just purchased last month  madokie   Jan-10-06 09:29 AM   #30 
        - Thanks! I'll check it out. n/t  txindy   Jan-10-06 09:36 AM   #31 
  - In Ohio they talked about a 46% increase from last year, about the same  ohio_liberal   Jan-10-06 08:44 AM   #11 
  - excuses?  annabanana   Jan-10-06 08:44 AM   #12 
  - I'm lucky.  mutley_r_us   Jan-10-06 08:46 AM   #13 
  - I beat you---not that I am happy----mine was $376 this month  MoJoWorkin   Jan-10-06 08:47 AM   #14 
  - Me too. I have a new furnace which is supposedly more efficient  MindPilot   Jan-10-06 08:48 AM   #15 
  - you've got THAT right- my bill  npincus   Jan-10-06 08:52 AM   #16 
  - mine was 325, i was esatic. i had worked in my brain would hit 500  seabeyond   Jan-10-06 08:53 AM   #17 
  - mine was $486  NJCher   Jan-10-06 08:58 AM   #19 
  - Ouch  Marie26   Jan-10-06 09:03 AM   #22 
  - I have some answers to that  ohio_liberal   Jan-10-06 09:06 AM   #23 
  - u wont be honored with an "excuse"  mexicoxpat   Jan-10-06 09:08 AM   #24 
  - I think you're right  ohio_liberal   Jan-10-06 09:12 AM   #26 
  - It's been 40 up here and I'm rejoicing in the global warming.  SmokingJacket   Jan-10-06 09:09 AM   #25 
  - We put in a woodstove too  spun_in_montana   Jan-10-06 09:15 AM   #28 
     - Welcome to DU!  there-s a   Jan-10-06 10:21 AM   #40 
  - $275 here in moderate Raleigh NC. I'm dreading it when it  lectrobyte   Jan-10-06 09:13 AM   #27 
  - $289 here in Richmond.  Midlodemocrat   Jan-11-06 08:48 AM   #45 
  - 30% lower usage and $30 higher bill--$205  mnhtnbb   Jan-10-06 09:26 AM   #29 
  - i got one for you  bigscott   Jan-10-06 09:37 AM   #32 
     - OMG! People are freezing, so we better charge even more??  Nickster   Jan-11-06 06:14 AM   #42 
  - Seems like we might be looking over the edge of the cliff.  JohnyCanuck   Jan-10-06 09:39 AM   #33 
  - This month's utility bill (gas/elec/water) $610 (gas $455)....Thank God  Rowdyboy   Jan-10-06 09:52 AM   #34 
  - Do you own your house?  MadHound   Jan-10-06 09:57 AM   #35 
  - In other good news, they are expecting further rate increases in Jan&Feb  CornField   Jan-10-06 10:00 AM   #36 
  - hey, the execs have to eat too....  Marleyb   Jan-10-06 10:15 AM   #38 
  - We've been very lucky so far  catmandu57   Jan-10-06 10:22 AM   #41 
  - Mine for December shot up to $104 which is less than last year this time.  bdot   Jan-11-06 07:08 AM   #43 
  - And notice they did that during December  MindPilot   Jan-11-06 08:46 AM   #44 
 

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