August in Georgia is famously hot. We were up and down quite a bit this month, both hotter than August last year but also with two (2) heating degree days (HDD). We continued to keep our thermostat at 75° and enjoyed the $60 savings on our electricity bill.
We did spend some of that on water to keep the lawn looking pretty. With water at nearly $3 per 750 gallons, keeping the grass green cost about $30 this month. Don't tell anyone, but I miss the days of water restrictions — the "drought" from last year — when having a brown lawn as acceptable.
August 2009 Data
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