Yeah, they're getting greedy....
When you don't have a family to support, living cheap is easy. But add in little ones, and ouch!
As a (mostly) single guy, I try not to cook at home. I take my meals to work and microwave, or eat out.
When you live alone, or as a couple, the amount of food you go through is so small, it's often actually cheaper to eat out at budget restaurants.
Charge the laptop and phone at work, or off the solar phone charger\battery I have.
I'm lucky enough to have gas heated water.
Thinking about it, the only power use in my house each quarter would be: Fridge (on warmest setting), File Server, PC, and a TV.
Occasionally on weekends, an air compressor to run the rattlegun.
As I mentioned earlier, if my quarterly bill is above $200, something is wrong.
I'm also with the most expensive provider out of pure lazyness. I should fix this.
But there are so many people out there these days who cannot afford to heat their house in winter.
Wow, you know I never even thought about that?
I guess I've taken heating for granted, as my hobbies tend to make heat (computers).
When I lived at home, we had a potbelly stove that we used as a fireplace, kept everything cozy.
And since I've moved out, I've always had a PC, and a Server, both of which, once again, keep everything cozy.
When it gets cold, begin the crypto currency mining, and soon a nice 80*C heater is blowing in the room (and earning me money! Well... offsetting).
On the really cold nights, a couple of candles get lit to help keep the chill down. (people didn't believe me that this makes a difference till they felt it!)
And in summer, it's always been pedestal fan, and iced water in a spray bottle.
I guess having grown up without an electronic HVAC system, it never even crossed my mind that there would certainly be people out there who consider it to be a necessity.
0 judgement, I just genuinely never thought about it.
Edited by Master_Scythe, 10 August 2017 - 04:40 PM.