So, get this. I whinged and whined a month ago when we got our second killer electricity bill. It was TWO HUNDRED AND SIXTY TWO DOLLARS – averaging nine dollars a day. Almost killed my frugal soul.
We stuck to our guns over the past 30 days, and only used that stupid split system thing to warm the room if it was really cold. It was then turned off, and our little heater was put on. First thing we noticed was that it worked really well (the insulation no doubt helped with this), and also – the type of heat was so much nicer. A lovely steady un-blowy, un-eyeball frying gentle warmth.
As well as this I have been using the little oil column heater in the bedroom most nights. I was a bit apprehensive about our impending bill. It arrived the other day…FIFTY DOLLARS. Hello?! Victory! Victory!! Now I have a serious loathing for the stupid split system, and a feeling of impending doom about super-hot summer days. Will we be able to resist cranking it over to cool us down? Will we even be living here then? Who knows. I am feeling happier about going over budget on the food shopping today though!