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Old 03-14-2012, 10:08 AM
 
Location: Manchester Center, VT
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With such a mild winter our heating bills are signifigantly less this year!! Looks like we may have saved $1000+. Thinking of using it to insulate more. An earlier project earned us a rebate from Efficiency Vermont that covered 1/3 of the costs.
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Old 03-14-2012, 10:20 AM
 
Location: Vermont
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It is weird, our propane co hasn't even billed us since last spring. But unfortunately it's money already spent heh.
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Old 03-14-2012, 01:12 PM
 
Location: Vermont
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Put it towards finally paying off the kids college bills. A little left over for a six pack of good Vermont beer to celebrate.
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Old 03-14-2012, 01:26 PM
 
Location: Vermont
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I paid $3.50 to $4.07 a gallon for oil this year. So we've paid about what we've paid in the past for cold winters when oil was cheaper.
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Old 03-14-2012, 03:22 PM
 
Location: Florida
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I was going to say that because propane has increased in price, I am paying more this year! Thank goodness it wasn't colder.
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Old 03-15-2012, 09:15 AM
 
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We pre-buy at the beginning of the season. Essentially, we tell the propane company how many gallons we'll buy and they bill us each month accordingly, based on a 10-month billing cycle. If we go above the contracted amount, we have to pay the market rate for any additional gallons.

Last spring we decided to hedge our bets and bought less propane than we usually need. We were trying to save money and figured we could always turn the thermostat a bit lower or force our tweens to take shorter showers. The money we saved went toward kid-related expenses (daycare, sports, dance lessons, etc. which are getting higher as our kids get older).

Luckily, with the mild weather we still have enough gallons to get us through the rest of the billing period, even if we have another spell of mild weather. Not sure what we'll do when we get the contract for the upcoming year. I'm hoping prices haven't gone up substantially.
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Old 03-15-2012, 09:38 AM
 
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Paid the same to keep Mom warm during chemo! Money well spent since most of your heat loss is through your head anyway. Never really thought about it costing less this year.
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