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Heat Tape Rant
Well, as you all know, we have a leaky roof due to ice dams this year, which we hope to fix next month. It leaked a tiny bit last year, too, but we thought it was an isolated event since it only happened one day. The previous owners from four years ago had put up heat tape on the roof, which we've never used, having never used heat tape in any other house in CT in over 30 years. After the leakage this year, we plugged in the heat tape to melt the ice which was blocking the gutters, which really helped with the leak. But the bloody heat tape, which is only covers the about 60 feet (alas, in a zig zag pattern, so its at least twice that long) increased my electricity bill by $100 dollars, and almost doubling our usage. I am really, really annoyed.
I suppose I should be grateful that my roof has only minor damage. And that we use 100% green power. And also that Spring seems to be coming early and everything is melting. . .
Nope. Not feeling grateful. Ah well. Maybe tomorrow. . .