February 2010 Utility Bills - Home Energy Savings For Energy Watchers

February 2010 Utility Bills

My Dearest Family —

The weather continues surpassingly cold and wet, with no apparent end in sight ...

February 2010 was 50% colder than February 2009, with 703 heating degree days (HDD) this year versus 473 HDD last year. I am proud to say that we used only 25% as much natural gas as we did a year ago — our program of adding additional insulation, improving weatherstripping, and programming the thermostat is really working!

Another measure of home energy savings is that our BTUs consumed per square foot over the course of last month rose only 20% year-over-year ...

February 2010 Data

 Electricity, in kWh Cost / Unit Gas, in Therms Cost / Unit Water, in CCF Cost / Unit BTUs / Ft2
This Month 695 $.096 265 $1.29 5 $2.35 8,254
Last Month 827 $.093 408 $1.12 5 $2.35 12,471
Last Year 800 $.095 214 $1.22 8 $1.84 6,898