For rent…heat and light not included

When we went looking for a rental here on the island we were caught by the number (majority) of ads that stated heat and light not included.  We thought what the heck, we’ve lived in the Northwest Territories and Northern B.C., it can’t be all that bad.

Well we have had our second propane tank fill since being here from the middle of October and yes, we now see why the heat is not included.  We have yet to see our hydro bill yet but wow! (this has been a mild winter to date)

This invoice works out to $16 per day for heat.  Of course we have replaced the weather stripping in the doors when we got here.  Sealed some windows with plastic and installed a digital thermostat to control night and away from the home temps but note to self:

New home must have 2 x 8″ construction with foam insulation and be extremely energy-efficient.

Okay then.....

Quick, close the doors we aren’t heating all of Stratford…maybe we are!!



One Response

  1. WOW!!!

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