According to CPE we are ranked at 100 (out of 100) for energy usage in our neighborhood. I'm going to take that as WE WIN! (Mid winter I take positive encouragement wherever I can get it. )
But in truth it's discouraging since we really have been trying to lower our energy usage...new windows over the summer, caulking every draft I can find, keeping the thermostat at 68' in the day and 58' at night. We have the challenge of the house being full of people 24/7 and even with sweaters and socks there are cold places we have to heat with space heaters. Oh well - spring will come again and we will think up new ways to keep the house warm. I know our furnaces need replacing and there is always insulation in the walls that could help. Until then.....I will simply laugh and give out high fives because WE GOT A PERFECT 100!