I think the guy from the gas company was here to make sure I wasn't stealing gas. I came home last week and found a card hanging on my front door. UGI needed to run a standard check on my natural gas equipment and so I needed to make an appointment. Today is the day he came, for all of 5 minutes. Why would they think I'm stealing gas? Two years ago the furnace which was in the house when I purchased it, died horribly expensive death. I replaced it with a high efficiency furnace. The first year my gas bill dropped, of course I'd only had the furnace for a few of the winter months so it was difficult to judge how much I was actually saving. Last year, the year of the Polar Vortex, I paid $759 to heat 1600 square feet, and that's heat, hot water, and cooking. Before the new furnace, I used pay about $1500 per year.
Whether this was the reason the gas company needed to pay me a visit I have no way of knowing. I do know that because my schedule is erratic I needed to schedule this visit on my day off, and by scheduling I mean between 12:00 PM and 4:00 PM. I have actually scheduled some time off for myself towards the end of October. By then everything should be winterized. Of course, by then it will be too cold around here to float around on a lily pad, and walks with the girls my be a big more then chilly.