Energy is cheap - I leave my windows open 9 months a year. We neither have nor need air conditioning, so there's lots of extra power for whatever I need, with low bills. In Texas my power bill in the summer used to hit $200 or more. Out here it's never more than $20.
you and I think exactly alike on that point.
One of the things I do not enjoy about having a roommate is that no one else seems to understand that the weather is NOT extreme in this country.
Unless you get to the northern border near canada, bouncing between 40's to 100 is as simple as a clothing change plur or minus a fan to accommodate.
I think people are just physicaly spoiled on cold or heated air when they really dont need it.
When I live by myself, my energy bill is only about 50 bucks.
When it is with a roommate? I can spend 100 and thats paying HALF the bills. ugh