what are people really paying every month for energy bills?? We're on an average so we pay the same all year round. We have gas heat (and gas heated water tank) and electric for the lights and such and pay under $90 a month combined year round... and this is in a 2000 sq/ft house with extremely leaky windows. During the winter it gets well below freezing all day long and we have a few months of snow here as well... so we do need to use the heat all but about 2 or 3 months of the year (and use ac the months we dont' use the heat as it gets well over 90 during the summer days). So how the heck are people paying so much?? The two winters we've been here so far we didn't exactly keep the therm cold either... much higher than people are suggesting here anyway.
We keep the heat on 62 or so. The AC on about 77.