Just prefer everyone else, my energy expenses shot up with the rate of inflation.
More than anything else, energy bills 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 my area, however that has where we’re at. These are prices I actually haven’t seen since I was in school right at the height of the War on Terror. I got my driver’s license during this time as well as the average price per gallon in my city was roughly $3.73 for weeks at a time. Thankfully the price on gas dropped in the years following this as well as leading up to the COVID-19 Pandemic. I remember seeing gas down below $2 again for a phase of time in 2014, which surprised me greatly. I wish the two of us could have prices prefer that again, however I understand the complications that have happened after the start of the pandemic as well as how that has affected the cost of fuel. That’s why I decided to ditch my fuel burning furnace as well as 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 weird than merely having a supplemental heat source that you use in the event of a power outage or a plan break down. That’s what my wood stove is for! I’ll use it as an emergency heat source too if it ever gets too freezing outside to operate the heat pump, however I don’t see that happening anytime soon.