The Chronic Consumer

I buy things — all the time!

Comparison Shopping for Utilities

I just received my heating bill for the month of November (the first month I used the heat nearly every day), and it’s not pretty. I’m not even extravagant about my thermostat settings or anything like that. I have a friend whose husband keeps the house at 72 degrees in the winter because he “wants to be able to wear shorts and a t-shirt” in there, but ours is set at a far more reasonable 62. And it’s still barely affordable.

I wish that utilities were deregulated here like they are in Pennsylvania. I’ve heard that you can comparison shop among several different pa electricity providers to find a deal that’s right for you and your family. That’s precisely what I want to be able to do, but I probably shouldn’t hold my breath.

Until then, I guess I’ll have to buy more sweaters and Under Armour gear to wear inside the house!