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

I’ve never heard of anyone in Seattle have pipes freeze in an apartment they were living in. That being said, let me put in a plug for modern insulated buildings. After freezing in drafty old rental houses, I started renting a modern condo instead and it increased my standard of living dramatically. Dishwasher, in unit washer and dryer and much better insulation! I ran my electric heat for like 15–20 minutes each night in the evening last week and that was it.