Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Energy update

Total fuel use this winter: 320 gallons for comfortable heating and hot water for three, with no wood heat. This is very good for a house like ours!

If we paid Anchorage natural gas prices, it would cost us $36.75 a month on average to heat and create hot water!

This works out to around 450 gallons for the whole year. Next year we'll have our high efficiency wood stove, which can heat the entire house. Burning on the 3 coldest months could cut our usage in half.


Anonymous said...

Now if you can just remember to shot off your many lights while you're gone, your electric bill should be low as well, eh?


Andrew said...

No kidding! Electricity is expensive here. It's gone up 30% in a year.