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Default How many therms (natural gas) do you use per day (per month)?

I'm curious how I compare with others in my natural gas usage.

I used 120 therms in the past 30 days (about 4 therms per day).
HOW MANY THERMS DID YOU USE LAST MONTH?

I do realize that there are _many_ factors that affect usage but there is
only one number for your final usage. That's what I'd like to compare.
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I used 120 therms in the past 30 days (about 4 therms per day).
HOW MANY THERMS DID YOU USE LAST MONTH?


I should note that California alots only 2 therms a day for baseline costs
of about $1.22 per therm (plus 5 cents per therm PPP Surcharge); so
apparently I'm consuming double the natural gas energy California allows
(regardless of home size or number of people) for base rates.

The over-baseline charges are $1.37 per therm plus that same 5 cents per
therm additional charge for poor people (i.e., the California Gas PPP
Surcharge).

Does ANYONE actually use just 2 therms per day for their gas furnace and
hot-water heater for two people living in a small 1,500 sqft house?
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Default How many therms (natural gas) do you use per day (per month)?

Donna Ohl, Grady Volunteer Coordinator wrote:
I used 120 therms in the past 30 days (about 4 therms per day).
HOW MANY THERMS DID YOU USE LAST MONTH?



I should note that California alots only 2 therms a day for baseline costs
of about $1.22 per therm (plus 5 cents per therm PPP Surcharge); so
apparently I'm consuming double the natural gas energy California allows
(regardless of home size or number of people) for base rates.

The over-baseline charges are $1.37 per therm plus that same 5 cents per
therm additional charge for poor people (i.e., the California Gas PPP
Surcharge).

Does ANYONE actually use just 2 therms per day for their gas furnace and
hot-water heater for two people living in a small 1,500 sqft house?


I use about 5-7 a month for two people in a small house during the
summer, but that includes a stove and dryer as well. I think about 90 a
month for a cold winter month, and this is in a 1948 house that is
pretty much uninsulated except for the attic floor.

nate

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Default How many therms (natural gas) do you use per day (per month)?

Donna Ohl, Grady Volunteer Coordinator wrote:


Does ANYONE actually use just 2 therms per day for their gas furnace and
hot-water heater for two people living in a small 1,500 sqft house?



Possibly in south FL.
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Donna Ohl, Grady Volunteer Coordinator wrote:
I used 120 therms in the past 30 days (about 4 therms per day).
HOW MANY THERMS DID YOU USE LAST MONTH?


ASSUMING that one therm equals 100 cubic feet (CCF) of (Ohio) gas, in
2001 just before we installed a high efficiency (sucks air and and blows
exahust via ground level tubes) we used (Columbia Gas here reads meters
only every other month, so I divided true reading deltas by two)

between 21 (summer) and 234 CCF (Winter).

The summer 8-20 CCF is ho****er plus gas dryer.
House is 1,500 square feet, with half-basement.
We are empty-nesters.

In summary:

2000: 20 - 188 CCF
2001: 21 - 234 CCF

In October, 2001, we insalled the Hi-eff ("90%") furnace, and then the
consumptions became:

2002: 8 to 136 CCF.
2003: --
2004: 9 - 150 CCF
2005: 12 - 153 CCF
2006: 11 - 157 CCF
2007: 9 - 164 CCF

rough summary:

Annually before, 1100 CCF/yr
Annually after, 850 CCF/yr

The stated effficiency of the old furnace was 60% (40% went up the
chimney). (120,000 BTU burner)
The new furnace is 90% (10% goes out the exhaust, and water condensate
trickles into my sump pump well). (90,000 BTU burner.

I should note that California alots only 2 therms a day for baseline costs
of about $1.22 per therm (plus 5 cents per therm PPP Surcharge); so
apparently I'm consuming double the natural gas energy California allows
(regardless of home size or number of people) for base rates.


We (me & wife) use just over two per day.

The over-baseline charges are $1.37 per therm plus that same 5 cents per
therm additional charge for poor people (i.e., the California Gas PPP
Surcharge).


Our rates are "all over the place".

Does ANYONE actually use just 2 therms per day for their gas furnace and
hot-water heater for two people living in a small 1,500 sqft house?


Sometimes. As our two boys were growing up, it was a bit crowded at
times. But we prevailed: They left the nest, and now here we are!


Angelo campanella



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Default How many therms (natural gas) do you use per day (per month)?

Donna Ohl, Grady Volunteer Coordinator wrote:
(California) baseline costs
of about $1.22 per therm (plus 5 cents per therm PPP Surcharge.
The over-baseline charges are $1.37 per therm plus that same 5 cents per
therm additional charge for poor people (i.e., the California Gas PPP
Surcharge).


Our recent (Ohio) gas bill was $248 for 187 CCF = $1.33 per CCF.

Angelo campanella

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uwe had written this in response to
http://www.thestuccocompany.com/main...mo-288720-.htm
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We live in San Jose, CA and used 883 Therms last year. 487 Therms is
heating and 396 is cooking and hot water. (Dryer is electric). So for
cooking and hot water we use approx. 1 Therm per day. For heating we use
an average of 1.5 Therms per day (487 therms/365 days). Our HVAC is way
oversized with leaky ducts. With properly done airsealing and properly
installed insulation we should be able to reduce our gas consumption by at
least 50%-70%.

Our research and experience shows that homes that have gone through a home
performance contractor retrofit will cost between 10c to 20c per sqft to
heat and cool in Northern California. For a 2,000 sqft home the heating
and cooling bill would therefore run between $200 and $400 per year.(per
year NOT per month). For more information look at the California Building
Performance Contractors Association website.

www.cbpca.org

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Donna Ohl, Grady Volunteer Coo wrote:

I used 120 therms in the past 30 days (about 4 therms per day).
HOW MANY THERMS DID YOU USE LAST MONTH?


I should note that California alots only 2 therms a day for baseline
costs
of about $1.22 per therm (plus 5 cents per therm PPP Surcharge); so
apparently I'm consuming double the natural gas energy California
allows
(regardless of home size or number of people) for base rates.


The over-baseline charges are $1.37 per therm plus that same 5 cents
per
therm additional charge for poor people (i.e., the California Gas PPP
Surcharge).


Does ANYONE actually use just 2 therms per day for their gas furnace
and
hot-water heater for two people living in a small 1,500 sqft house?






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Default How many therms (natural gas) do you use per day (per month)?

Donna Ohl, Grady Volunteer Coo wrote:

I used 120 therms in the past 30 days (about 4 therms per day).
HOW MANY THERMS DID YOU USE LAST MONTH?

I should note that California alots only 2 therms a day for baseline costs of
about $1.22 per therm (plus 5 cents per therm PPP Surcharge); so apparently
I'm consuming double the natural gas energy California allows (regardless of
home size or number of people) for base rates.

Does ANYONE actually use just 2 therms per day for their gas furnace and
hot-water heater for two people living in a small 1,500 sqft house?


Seattle, heat & water, 2800 sqft house (about 1800 sqft heated): My last bill
shows 3.8 therms/day last month and about 2.5 therms/day average for the past
year.

Since San Jose is considerably warmer than Seattle, I suspect you could get
close to 2 therms/day down there...


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Donna Ohl, Grady Volunteer Coo wrote:

I used 120 therms in the past 30 days (about 4 therms per day).
HOW MANY THERMS DID YOU USE LAST MONTH?

Here's what a year in Chicago runs for us.

http://i192.photobucket.com/albums/z...93_38_32PM.jpg

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uwe had written this in response to
http://www.thestuccocompany.com/main...mo-288720-.htm
:
We live in San Jose, CA and used 883 Therms last year. 487 Therms is
heating and 396 is cooking and hot water. (Dryer is electric). So for
cooking and hot water we use approx. 1 Therm per day. For heating we use
an average of 1.5 Therms per day (487 therms/365 days). Our HVAC is way
oversized with leaky ducts. With properly done airsealing and properly
installed insulation we should be able to reduce our gas consumption by at
least 50%-70%.

Our research and experience shows that homes that have gone through a home
performance contractor retrofit will cost between 10c to 20c per sqft to
heat and cool in Northern California. For a 2,000 sqft home the heating
and cooling bill would therefore run between $200 and $400 per year.(per
year NOT per month). For more information look at the California Building
Performance Contractors Association website.

www.cbpca.org

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Donna Ohl, Grady Volunteer Coo wrote:

I used 120 therms in the past 30 days (about 4 therms per day).
HOW MANY THERMS DID YOU USE LAST MONTH?


I should note that California alots only 2 therms a day for baseline
costs
of about $1.22 per therm (plus 5 cents per therm PPP Surcharge); so
apparently I'm consuming double the natural gas energy California
allows
(regardless of home size or number of people) for base rates.


The over-baseline charges are $1.37 per therm plus that same 5 cents
per
therm additional charge for poor people (i.e., the California Gas PPP
Surcharge).


Does ANYONE actually use just 2 therms per day for their gas furnace
and
hot-water heater for two people living in a small 1,500 sqft house?






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