Moved into a new house with ducted gas heating. Got the first bill yesterday for 11 weeks consumption……$1484.83. I knew that it wouldn’t be cheap but this was a pretty big surprise! Is this normal?
To clarify, we have a 4 bedroom house, large open kitchen/family room and separate lounge.
It is only my wife and I so all bedrooms except ours are shut and the vents closed.
The ducting is through the floor.
We do like it toasty so we have the heating on 21.5 when we get home around 7pm and it stays on till the morning around 8am.
All the windows have roller shutters and they are closed every night, we also shut the doors to the lounge and hallways and shut vents off.
So overnight it is only 2 vents in the bedroom running and 4 in the kitchen/family which is where the thermostat is.
It is also worth noting we are never home during the day and on average not home 1 night a week.
Would like some thoughts from people with a similar set up.