Im not one to ask something personal/financial, but was your power bill much higher than last month. Mine today was 185 and Ive never had one that high. And for the rrecord I run the heat pump about 2 hours when I get up in the morning till I get the fire going about 30 minutes before I leave at 6 a.m. We even dry our clothes on racks in the downstairs den where the stove is. Again Im not asking what your bill is but was it a steep jump too? Share what you want with about your bill though.