NG usage survey

Hey everyone
I'm going over my last heating bill, and was just curious what kind of averages there are for gas usage in homes. Now, many things will throw the averages off - degree heating days, temp you keep your house set at ect. BUT lets just assume that by and large, if people post their general location, and highest thermostat setting (assuming using a programmable) that we can guessetamate a few averages.
for example
I am in South East Michigan have a 2200 sq foot house keep the thermo set at 62 in the day 69 evenings and 57 nights I used 222 ccf of gas during December.
is there an general relation here, 1000 sq of house equals 100ccf of gas usage in an "average" winter month, provided you use "average" inside temps?
I guess what I really want to know is, is my gas usage out of line with the rest of yours.
what are the rest of you using per month?
Dave
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Call your gas company, they can tell you what the average is.

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zephyr wrote:

I'm in NE Ohio. 1920's home, 1000 sq.ft., insulated (old), original windows with storm windows. From Dec 13. to Jan. 20 my gas comsuption was 10 mcf. The weather on this billing cycle has been more mild than usual. I believe my comsuption in previous years on the same cycle has been 12-15 mcf. Indoor temp set to 65 when home, 62 at night. Previous years we have had the temp set higher.
-Felder
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It's tough to compare, but see if this helps. NE Ohio, new home, 2700 sq.ft, high-eff. gas furnace with heat-recovery vent and better than average insulation including 3-layer low-e windows. Thermostat set to 68 day and 62 night. Last gas bill 20.6 MCF. Average temperature for the period was 27F.
Has anyone actually tried getting data from the gas company?
TKM
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In PA, every time a gas or electric company goes to the Public Utility Commission for a rate increase, they have to tell them how much the average customer spends, and how much the increase will cost them in real $. This info is then published in the newspaper.

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More than that for a smaller house in the same area (Oakland Township, by the Palace).
I have vaulted ceilings and a shitload of windows. I think the ceilings are the real killer.
I think I'll turn it down even more at night. I'm 60 in the day, 67 in the eve, and 65 at night.
However, I have been using about 12% less gas this year than last.
But also remember about other appliances that use gas: I have a gas stove and dryer.
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I'm in NY about 20 mins. from the canadian border, about 20 mins. from lake Erie, for Dec. I used 120ccf.(compared to ly's 108ccf) I have 2100sqft, a vaulted ceiling and fireplace(the coldest room in the house) and I keep my temp. at 67 all the time...my family is always complaining it's too cold...I couldn't imagine how cold your house must be. And my dryer and stove are electric.

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Good point about other appliances -- I've been wondering about excessive hot water use because of the way the furnace humidifier is hooked up. It's connected to the hot water line, not the cold water line. Both lines are right there, so it was a deliberate decision on the part of the builder or plumber when the house was built 3+ years ago. The water heater is gas, so I'm paying for gas to heat the water some of which goes down the drain since the humidifier is the self-cleaning type.
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