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October 5th, 2012 at 04:43 am

I was just looking at my gas bill, and was so confused:



I thought, surely they couldn't make such a math error on the actual bill. Looks like they added the payment to the balance and subtracted the bill. Wha???

So I looked at the invoice, and it made a little more sense:



Glad I didn't have to sit on the phone straightening that out.

We turn down our hot water heater in the summer. But since it's still 100 degrees here, I guess it will be kept low a while. Summer started out pretty mild, like last year. But yeesh. I had wanted to turn off the AC and irrigation and all that while we are on vacation. Hadn't really thought about it since it is *October.* But, will have to leave it all on - it's been really hot.

Thus, with September and October so exceptionally hot, our balance is probably more negative than usual. Will use up that balance in the winter months when we turn on the gas heat, turn up the hot water, etc.

3 Responses to “Huh?”

  1. Wino Says:

    I think this is "balanced billing" at work. I've never done that because I've always thought they just sent you their guess, then gave you a big bill or refund once a year. At least they're reading your meter every month.

  2. patientsaver Says:

    are you kidding? is it really 100 degrees? what part of CA is that?

  3. MonkeyMama Says:

    Actually - there is no big bill or refund. Just evens out for the whole year. I am sure all of Cali had been hot - we are up north.

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