I live in a 1 bedroom apartment, and was hit with a $250 Electric Bill. I know what your thinking "how the hell?"
I was blown away, and was thinking of ways to cut costs, and found that it was my heater that was the culprit.
Step 1: Sometimes Your Heater Will Break, or Not Want to Turn Off:
When I lived in Ohio back east, my family and I hovered around a kerosene heater in the living room. to stay warm.
And slept in our coats and clothes in the living room at night, until the heater was replaced.
Step 2: Solution for My Apartment, Saved Us 50% of Our Electric Bill
I pulled out our trusty food dehydrator from the pantry,
and made some beef jerky while I waited to see how long it would take to heat our living room. lol
It took 2 hours to go from 60*F to 72*F in our living room and stable out.
I did this everyday from 2 pm to 10 pm before bed
Step 3: My Wife Is Pleased, and So Is My Wallet
We currently run it empty, since I dehydrated most of our canned fruit, and Pasta Sauces dry.
With the extra money we saved last month, i took my wife out to dinner, and am neck deep in Jerky :)
By, Robby Oddo
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