And it's pretty darn chilly, for this area. I know the Eastern Rockies are going to see sub-zero double digits, but they don't live in drafty old Victorians. We do.THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR THE HILLS ABOVE 1000 FEET
ACROSS THE SAN FRANCISCO AND MONTEREY BAY AREAS.
.DAY ONE...REST OF TODAY
SCATTERED SHOWERS WILL CONTINUE ACROSS THE AREA THIS AFTERNOON AND
TONIGHT WITH SNOW LEVELS AROUND 1500-2000 FEET.
.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...SATURDAY THROUGH THURSDAY
WINTER STORM WATCH ISSUED FOR ALL BAY AREA HILLS ABOVE 1500 FEET
SATURDAY (SEE WWUS46 KMTR SFOWSWMTR).
I've been lowering our energy consumption by doing the things a renter can do: weatherstripping, letting the sun in to warm the house, setting the thermostat low in the day and crazy low at night, and a recent gas bill shows the reward of that. My gas bill shows we used nearly 30% less natural gas this year over Christmas compared to last year: 1.9 therms per day versus 2.7. In dollars, that's about a $35 "savings."
Hm. It is sure a lot of effort and bother I've been doing, making sure people close windows and wearing hats in the house, hanging heavy drapes over drafty windows and sealing interior doors with rolled up towels on the floor, along with the passive solar and careful attention to the outside temps. To save about $150 over the course of the 4 or 5 coldest months? I think I'd rather sell one more very small design project and be warm.