rising natural gas bill
I'm going to call my gas company on this issue as well...but I want to do a little research first...
December: Gas bill: $81
January: Gas bill: $179
February: Gas bill: $248
We have a gas stove, furnace, hot water heater. I know my house isn't insulated wonderfully, but I haven't changed any habits (thermostat at 65 during the day, 63 at night) over the past few months and my bill is skyrocketing! I could see a slight increase b/c of the cold weather in January...but it was warmer overall in Feb. than in Jan...and my bill went up almost $70! The readings are all ACTUAL.
My question is...our hot water heater has been acting funny recently. The drain pipe running down the side of the heater has flowed water twice now...can someone explain why that is? Also, is it possible for the thing to be acting up and running a whole lot more and running up my bill? It's the oldest appliance in my house...new around 1995 I think.
Also, the actual energy usage has increased as the bill has increased. I really need to understand why!!
Thanks all for the info.