It looks like I made the paper again; this time, in an article about electric costs and air conditioning. It’s been interesting to look at my usage this summer, especially once I saw that my bill went up something like 59% from July to August. Also interesting, and something I plan to take more advantage of, is that the utility companies have a lot of information on your usage that you can actually download into a spreadsheet and analyze at your convenience. I plan to do this more, especially with the electric and natural gas bills.
If anyone has any suggestions on how to go about this, or if there’s any software out there to help track this stuff, let me know. hopefully some analysis and conservation will save me some cash for more fun things…like mortgage payments!