Monday, April 20, 2009

Reduced consumption=savings


We got our taxes done over the weekend (big thanks to my fab sister-in-law who gave us a hand).

Since we rent out the apartment on the main floor, we get to include half of the shared expenses on our taxes. This includes among other things, water and heat.
Photo by ArtemFinland
Because I'm soooooo organized (ha!), I have a spreadsheet that I update once a year with the monthly and yearly totals for these expenses.

Hubby and I were both surprised and pleased to see that when compared with last year, we saved $728 on the cost of water and heat alone!

Total cost of natural gas in 2007 = $2,395
Total cost of water in 2007 = $748
Grand total for water and natural gas in 2007 = $3,143

Total cost of natural gas in 2008 = $2,022
Total cost of water in 2008 = $393
Grand total for water and natural gas in 2008 = $2,415

3 comments:

sdrv said...

Nice work!

It is a nice feeling to experience the financial benefit of resource conservation isn't it?

Help the planet while helping the pocketbook. That is what I would consider a win-win.

Irma said...

Congratulations!

Green Grrl said...

Hi Stephen - totally agree. It's a win-win. :)

Irma - thanks!