It's been around ZERO degrees here for the past week, give or take a few degrees. Currently it's 57 degrees inside the house. Each of our bedrooms stay nice and toasty, so we turn the heat on in them about an hour before we go to bed at night. I just can't fathom another winter like this so I finally called about having an energy audit done.
I know what we need: all new windows, insulation in the walls, probably a fire place insert. Unfortunately we can't afford any of that, but we'd like to see where the biggest issue is and start there. Our house is all electric (no gas available, although we might have to start looking at the option of installing) and our bill goes up from about $90 - $100 in the summer to almost $600 at the highest in the winter. And it's 57 degrees in my house!!! It's not like we keep it on 72.
Do they still make electric blankets? I'm thinking I could make one into a Snuggie and walk around the house plugged into an extension cord.