My utility bills dropped when I switched from electric heat to gas
I decided to splurge this year on our holiday bonus from work. The last few years I used the cash to make repairs around the house and in our car. At a single point I bought new rain gutters to go along our rooftop, and another year I obtained a new radiator for our car. The radiator was a major concern for 2 years as I kept worrying about our engine overheating on a near yearly basis. It had a major leak and I couldn’t afford to refill the reservoir yearly with antifreeze, so I had to use jugs of water that I kept in the backseat of our car. This was stressful because I could be stuck in traffic on the interstate and suddenly your temperature gauge goes crazy and shoots up to the highest temperature position. In those situations I had no choice however to pull off the side of the road as suddenly as possibly so I could get the engine turned off before I blew a gasket. Now that I have a working radiator, I can turn our attention away from our car for once. This year I have a unusual idea altogether. I have regularly wanted a hot tub for our back porch. But I want to get a hot tub heated by gas. I already have a gas line running to our house to power our central furnace. My utility bills dropped when I switched from electric heat to gas. I’m hoping that I can use the hot tub more frequently if I use gas heat. Hopefully that results in a lower energy bill than an electric heated hot tub.