Here is the thing, my family is from Canada, we are used to below zero temperatures for weeks on end. I have never had a bill as high as mine was for december #1 and #2 we turned off our electric heat and used our propane fireplaces almost exclusively during that time, exceptions were the few days we were out of the house. Since we work from home I know that my electric bill should have gone down if anything and it was over double. Something is rotten in denmark...but when you call to ask, they blame it on the 'cold' Im sorry, but we havent had cold yet. When it's 50 below zero we can talk about a cold snap.