We just got our electric bill for the month of February and I was pleased to see that it was only $61. Although February was pretty cold we rarely had to use our heat. We turned off our heat in the middle of February and our inside temperature has rarely been below 70 degrees even though there have been plenty of below freezing days. My guess is that we are getting a lot of free heat from the neighboring apartments.
We also benefit from fairly cheap electricity rates. This bill was based on usage of 728 kWh. According to the Department of Energy the average residential household used 920 kWh per month in 2008. We aren’t that much below the national average by kWh but I’d guess we are farther below by amount paid. I’m hoping we can get the energy usage down more this month.