In Which I Get My First “I Have to Pay For My Own Heat Now” Electric Bill
Nicole Dieker

That’s about half what my PG&E bill usually is in the winter, but I have gas heat. But I don’t live in a place where I have to worry about the pipes freezing, so I don’t pay for it when I go away for the holidays.

My only experience with electric heat is when I lived in NJ, had window heaters that never seemed to turn off (no thermostat) and I had to leave on so the pipes wouldn’t freeze. My monthly bills would be over $100 and I would cry every time I opened them.