How I am NOT saving money on my electric bill

Well you guys and gals know about how I am always looking for a way to save some money where I can.

Yesterday I decided that my comfort was more important than a few cents on the electric bill.

We had a cold front move through my part of the globe yesterday and we had some strangely cold temperatures.

Normally when I am at home I would just use my space heater to warm up the room that I was in.

This is so that I would not be heating up the entire apartment when I was just in one room..thereby saving on the electricity usage. Last night it was so cold that even with the space heater going in the living room and me under a comforter while I watched television I was still uncomfortable.

I ended up turning on the main heater for the apartment so I could be comfortable. I closed the vents off in the rooms I was not using, like the kitchen and the second bedroom and that was when I made a discovery. There are no vents in the bathrooms. I never noticed this before but it was a relief because the bathroom ceilings are high and that would mean I would have to stand on a chair to close the vents otherwise.

I did end up needing to use the space heater in the bathroom when I went to shower for bed last night but the main heater stayed on and served the rest of my place. I was nice and toasty and comfortable….and not one bit worried about the electricity bill.

Author: Lulu

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  1. I installed a Brayden Automation Energy Sentry demand controller and changed to the RTOUD rate. In 25 months my savings have topped $2,000.00.

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  2. Wow that is really great David. I live in an apartment complex so would something like that really work for me?

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