I got quite the shock when I opened up this past month’s electric bill. Usually, our house goes without any air conditioning or heat during the winter months but the unprecedented cold freeze earlier this month left us no option.
The electric companies in the area (TECO and Progress) both predicted that customers could pay up to three times more this year compared with the first 11 days of a normal January. Other estimates included $10 a day more during the cold spell… for those who set the thermostat at 68 degrees.
Electric shock note of the day: Every degree above 70 adds 10 percent to the cost of heating a house, which makes up about one-third of an electric bill.
For tips on how to conquer the next cold front, check out a previous post here.