FInally the hat trick in my epic comparison of utilties pre & post remodel. This time up Gas!
I've reported this before that the nest made a dramatic improvement in gas usage so this one is complicated. It has three colors indicating data before nest (blue) data with nest but before remodel (Red) and finally data with nest & remodel
Honestly this is the least insightful of the data -- basically to my eye, given the small data, not much has changed. Yes it looks like I had a very low December but I'm not convinced that means much of anything.,
Don't get me wrong -- it could, among other things the contractor improved the doors to remove leaky gaps, we replaced our old range with a new one (the old one often had cool air streaming out of the vent) and we added a gas fireplace.
The gas fireplace would, I thought, make usage go up but perhaps it's effect is small since we are now heating more often a smaller space we care about as opposed to the entire house. Either way not much to see here except for the nest continues to rock and the remodel didn't seem to make anything worse (possibly better but hard to see)
Just to be clear -- I don't plan on sharing cable bills, etc. I think this is the end of metered services comparison
A final note -- This is easy to do -- for the Gas & Electric I downloaded from PGE in handy CSV format... Couldn't be easier. For the water I had to ask the City to get some historical data (it tooks a few days but was easy enough)