Paying the Gas Bill

@stacy624 (2776)
Canada
February 17, 2009 3:50pm CST
Today I had received a lot of Great pieces of mail one being Gas I opened it to find I owe 350.00 Mind you this is only my 2nd month in the home but was shocked! We have a Newer furnace and all new windows so the thermostat is up around the 25-27 but still so very sad! Do you pay a Gas bill and have you had where it was a lot larger than usually? Is there anything you do to try to keep it a low price? Thank you for your Time Stacy
5 responses
@katsmeow1213 (28717)
• United States
19 Feb 09
Our electric and gas are on the same bill, and these past 2 months it has been about $650. In December it was $500. In the summer it was only around $250. Our house is not very well insulated, and last year it was worse. During January and February the power bill was over $1,000!! We're moving in a few weeks though, so that will help us out a lot! I'd call your power company and see if you can do budget billing, where they average out your payments so you pay the same amount each month. You'll end up paying more in summer, but less in winter, so it would help out, and you'll know in advance how much you have to pay.
@stacy624 (2776)
• Canada
19 Feb 09
WOW.....Thank you for your response =) Are you moving becuase of this??
@stacy624 (2776)
• Canada
21 Feb 09
Yuck! I had the same troubles in my other home too! Its sad becuause if the landlords kept up on their homes it wouldn't get to the point where we need to move.
• United States
19 Feb 09
It is on our list of reasons why we're moving, but not necessarily the #1 reason. We don't own the home, so we can't do the necessary repairs, and there are loads and loads of repairs this home needs.
• United States
17 Feb 09
Does your company have budget billing?? they would level your paymenst so you pay about the same amount every month so you don't have to pay such a big sum at once - my bill was almost $300 which is a lot as well...
@stacy624 (2776)
• Canada
19 Feb 09
Its Crazy! I did try to ask them and they informed me because I just moved here its hard to say how much monthly we go through, So I hope in a few more months we can get sometime of plan in place =) Thank you so much for your response =) Stacy
@carolscash (9492)
• United States
17 Feb 09
Well, my heat is electric,but our third month is our home and the bill is almost $500. I told my husband that I can not afford to pay this bill and that he will have to make some money to pay it. He is currently out of work,but he is going to have to do something to get this bill paid. I think that it is crazy that people can't afford to pay their heat and buy groceries.
@stacy624 (2776)
• Canada
17 Feb 09
Not at these prices its crazy!! How did you feel? I was so upset I didn;t know if I wanted to cry or what to think infact Im still in shock!!!! Thank you for your reply =) Stacy
@snowy22315 (169377)
• United States
17 Feb 09
That is very high. I think you should have someone check around to see what is malfuctioning in your home. It should not be that high. My electric bill is very high and that is a problem for me. I need it to be lower.
@stacy624 (2776)
• Canada
17 Feb 09
It's unreal ....I called the Gas lady and she said this is normal, that is was due to the really cold month but should see it drop for next month. Boy oh Boy I hope so =(
@tudors (1556)
• China
18 Feb 09
thank god, i was thinking of buying a car when the financial storm struck every corner of the world. Good thing is the car price is dropping day by day, so i need to wait and watch. At present, I don't need to worry about so much cost for maintaining a car, like the gas, car washing, car parking, insurance, reparing, the fine and other fees. I ride bus to work, when I'm going to be late, I call a cab.