We are thrilled about our energy costs these first couple of months! Our electric for the house was $24 in January and $22 in February. Our gas bill was $92 in January and $70 in February. The appliances running off gas are our oven/stove, dryer, on demand water heater (for two sinks, shower, clothes washer, and dish washer), and the 40 gallon water heater that sends water thru the floor to heat the house.
So as the days get longer our electric will drop because we will be using fewer lights. And as the weather gets warmer our gas bill will continue to drop due to less need for heat. We are thrilled that January, the coldest month of the year, our gas was under a hundred dollars.
We drive a car that runs on used vegetable oil and we built a straw bale house... we thought this might be a fun way to document our adventures and maybe, in turn, help others who decide to give it a go as well. Note: If you are interested in reading about the building of our straw bale house check out the blog archive (on the right side a little ways down) from 2008- when we began our research and 2009- when we actually constructed the house.
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
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