Just adore everyone else, our energy expenses shot up with the rate of inflation.
More than anything else, energy costs have been a substantial pain for those who are already under financial burdens. I didn’t expect to see gas prices up past $4 a gallon in our area, but that’s where we’re at. These are prices I really haven’t seen since I was in middle school right at the height of the War on Terror. I got our driver’s license during this time and the average price per gallon in our village was roughly $3.76 for weeks at a time. Thankfully the price on gas dropped in the years following this and leading up to the COVID-19 Pandemic. I remember seeing gas down below $2 again for a stage of time in 2014, which surprised me greatly. I wish every one of us could have prices adore that again, however I understand the troubles that have happened after the beginning of the pandemic and how that has affected the cost of fuel. That’s why I decided to ditch our fuel burning oil furnace and get a much more energy-efficient heat pump. I live in a region that rarely sees temperatures drop below 30 degrees, so there are only rare instances where I could even imagine using an emergency heat source. This is much different than merely having a supplemental heat source that you use in the event of a power outage or a system cut down. That’s what our wood stove is for! I’ll use it as an emergency heat source too if it ever gets too chilly outside to operate the heat pump, however I don’t see that happening anytime soon.