## 8 May 2006

### The Gas Game (May)

The idea here was that the gas company offered a fixed price for 12 months of \$8.393 per dekatherm, and I've been trying to calculate how much it cost me not to sign up. So far, it's been rather a lot.

Current calculations:

• November: 2.4 used at \$11.044; total price \$26.51; VFP price \$20.14; loss of \$6.37.

• December: 4.4 used at \$11.550; total price \$50.82; VFP price \$36.93; loss of \$13.89.

• January: 9.7 used at \$12.012; total price \$116.52; VFP price \$81.41; loss of \$35.11.

• February: 6.4 used at \$9.589; total price \$61.37; VFP price \$53.72; loss of \$7.65.

• March: 7.6 used at \$8.455; total price \$64.26; VFP price \$63.79; loss of \$0.47.

• April: 4.6 used at \$8.660; total price \$39.83; VFP price \$38.61; loss of \$1.22.

• May: 2.0 used at \$8.781; total price \$17.56; VFP price \$16.79; loss of \$0.77.

• Cumulative: 37.1 used at \$10.158; total price \$376.87; VFP price \$311.39; loss of \$65.48.

I think we can safely rule out a break-even point between now and October.

Posted at 7:22 AM to Family Joules

Still trying to figure out how you managed to squeak by using only 9.7 dekatherms in January! I had =12= at the godawful price of \$12.012. Unless they mis-read me.
I keep the house =a lot= colder than you do and have a super fantastic super efficient three year old furnace.

Posted by: ms7168 at 8:53 AM on 8 May 2006

I assure you, I'm not running the original 1948 heating system; my furnace dates to the late 1990s, which is hardly an era of profligacy.

Posted by: CGHill at 9:11 AM on 8 May 2006