November 1, 2005
Paying the Idiot Tax
My apartment has a heater in it. It's pretty quiet; most of the time I don't even know it's on unless I walk past a vent. I like the keep the place at about 68-70° while I'm home, which is nice and comfortable. I like to keep it at about 55° while I'm out for the day, since all I'm worried about at that point is keeping it from being cold when I get home from work.
Except for that part where it's quiet. Most mornings, since I'm walking around only half-awake, I don't hear it and forget to turn down the thermostat before I leave. Like I did today.
I wonder how much higher my electrical bill's going to be from all the times I've done that so far this month.