……….and I am paying for it in April.
I keep most of my utilities on a levelized billing plan. I find it easier to budget every month and I don’t get the winter and summer bill extremes. Usually I pay less on them in April when they rectify the bill fo me over or under paying. In the past I have always ended up over paying and have a nice small bill in APril. Not this year!
This year I have a whopping $236 underpayment to make up for my electricity. Apparently I used my AC this summer much more than usual. Eek! Hopefully I will get my tax return in time to pay it and not have to take it out of my savings account. I should have been more careful last summer and turned it off more. At least this summer I will be sharing the costs. Although we haven’t talked much about temperature control. I think I am just expected to get blankets in the winter and hang out in the basement in the summer. Both of which I am on board with.
Levelized billing is nice, but it does not help to keep track of utility usage very well. I am sure had I received a high bill in the month of July I would have been more conscious of the AC in August.