Why Energy Budgets are like Credit Cards - and why that's a bad thing.
Have you noticed how much easier it is to buy something that you will pay off in a month- vs taking out all the funds from your checking account right now? It's the reason companies like Affirm are all over e-commerce these days. All those buy-now-pay-later commercials on TV work. Energy bills have the same effect. In most cases electricity and natural gas are charged on a monthly basis - this adds yet another level of dissonance between the energy used and the direct hit to the bottom line.