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Old 05-14-2018, 03:19 PM   #191 (permalink)
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When I had my own apartment I never turned on my heater in the "winter." Hey! It got below freezing!
Me either! Actually, I set a lower limit of 50 degrees to keep mildew at bay. That might explain my low electricity consumption Jan of 2012.

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Even here in northern Nevada (which is much different from southern Nevada/Las Vegas), I don't use A/C in the house. Good insulation means I can open the windows at night when it's cool, shut them in the daytime, and the house stays comfortable all day. (Barring a few +100 degree heat wave days, and even then it's 5 PM or so before it gets above say 75 inside.)
I'm just about to close up the windows now. I cooled the place down to 69 degrees, and it's supposed to hit 80 today. I should be able to keep it below 75 with this strategy.

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Old 05-14-2018, 03:25 PM   #192 (permalink)
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You call this data?!

What explains the low usage in 2012?

Do homes with evaporative cooling have worse mold and mildew problems than homes with air conditioning?
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What explains the low usage in 2012?
You talkin' to me?

I bought a 4 bedroom house in 2010 when my roommate got married, and I figured they would want their house to themselves. I've had various roommates ever since, which was the purpose of buying a house for myself with that many rooms. Whenever there were no roommates, I would turn the heat down to 50. Although the house is warmed with natural gas, it still makes extensive use of the air handler.

I'm mostly at an apartment now, but still have roommates in my house. I see no reason to sell since I don't need the money.

I'll be looking to move in 6 months to a year. My dream is to build a house, but that requires being fairly confident where you'll live for the next 20 years.
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Old 05-15-2018, 08:47 AM   #194 (permalink)
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You did not have roommates in January 2012, but you did the next two Januaries?
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They're starting to milk the situation:

Oh No, Gas Is Getting Expensive Again

600+ comments, so far.

But are they normies? Probably not.
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Old 05-15-2018, 10:19 AM   #196 (permalink)
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From the article: "diminishing supply of crude oil."

This is what we deserve for getting our entertainment from Jalopnik.

Comments: "Gasoline here in Houston is 60 cents per gallon more now than it was when President Trump took office. That means the annual increase in fuel costs is more than the tax cut I got."

"Good luck getting those mpg figures in a F150, especially that 20mpg city. I have a FoST and can barely get 20mpg city."

"Gas is going up again? Guess Id better head on down to Ford and buy a Foc- wait, what? They stopped what now? Really? Now why on earth would they- Oh? But.. but what doesnt make any sense. They had to have known! They had to!"

"As a 130-miles-a-day commuter for the past 18 years, I can say with 100% certainty that every April and May I get to read the many articles talking about rising gas prices like its some new phenomenon. Summer spike, people. Every year. Same stinking articles."

Except this is a three-year high. How much worse before it is scheduled to get better?

"Bring on the electric cars. And subsequent rolling brownouts in CA."

"I usually just deal with the 19mpg, but my record is 28. It was miserable."

"Ive tried to make the numbers work for also owning a small, efficient commuter but the gas savings barely offset insurance and estimated maintenance in the absolute best case."
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If gas prices follow the same trend as last year, they will get a whole six (6!) cents a gallon more expensive before crashing seventeen cents!

$2.96 - $2.79 is a crash, right?

Then they will gain 68 over the next months.

That is a $3.47 national average for those of you keeping track at home.
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Yeah, the people who say, "gas goes up every summer... what's the big deal?" are technically correct, but they're definitely missing the bigger picture.
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...and yet the price is much cheaper than CA, and at least on par if not a little cheaper than WA.

Oh well, goes along with the current fad of driving low wage jobs out.

The whole thing should be up to the business owners to decide if they want attendants or not.

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