Not quite sure what happened but somehow... we managed to receive a credit from the natural gas company. We had gone off of the budget plan at the beginning of this year because we had a huge credit that easily paid the heating bills for the entire winter. We were at the point that with the next billing cycle we anticipated that we would need to start paying the gas bill again. However, they did an actual read and ended up crediting us with half of our original credit again so... no gas bills for at least another few months.
No, I am not upset nor looking a gift horse in the mouth. It is nice to know that the slightly colder house we dealt with this winter to help reduce our energy costs and carbon footprint actually did work out in the end.
How about you? If you live in a cold climate did you make any changes to your energy use that actually paid off?