For years I have resisted the advice of others to go on budget billing for my gas and electric. Why? I liked the control the actual billing gave me. It allowed me to see if the changes I was making were positively or negatively impacting my heat/energy usage. Also, I felt it helped me better monitor the bills to be sure that I was being charged accurately for my usage.
That all changed today. I finally signed up for budget billing for both my gas and my electric. Why the sudden change, you ask? Well, simply put, I decided I have come to a point in my life where I would like the convenience of knowing exactly what my bills will be each month. Knowing this will help me better plan for my long term saving goals.
So, starting next month I will be spending $51 for gas and $79 for electricity every month. I have been told this is low (2100 square foot house in Ohio) but I still will be doing my best to get these numbers down for 2012!
Do you budget bill? If so, are you happy with your numbers?