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Holy gas bill!

Discussion in 'Homeowners Corner' started by Nwfdrool, Jan 10, 2006.

  1. JLC

    JLC Member

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    Ours was $246. We have a SF, ~3200 sq ft. We keep it at 67-69 during the day and 64 at night. We have a programmable thermostat and I have it set up to take into consideration when the sun is heating up the back of the house vs. the front, which is where the thermostat is. There can be a 3 degree difference on sunny days.
     
  2. luftinarr

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    Ours was $600 for 4200 sq ft. Not to mention our old house (which was VACANT for the month of December) doubled to $300. My mouth is still on the floor.
     
  3. neilz

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    You may want to adjust the thermostats to a range of 45 to 55 in that house. All you want is to keep the damp out, and the pipes above freezing.

    FWIW .. there was a good article in yesterday's HOME section of the post on recent gas bills.



    Neil Z.
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  4. gator

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    OK,

    I have a question. Can you install a humidifier an a Heat pump? I have a gass furnice in the basement that heats the basement, and first floor, and a heatpump (on its side) in the attic to heat the upstairs. I have a humidifier on the gas furnice in the basement, but wasn't sure if you could install it in the attic.

    Also as just a reference. I am on the payment plan for gas & electric, and my total bill for both combined is 325. SF home about 2800 SQft.
     
  5. neilz

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    Nothing says you can't, but if you ask your HVAC installer, they'd tell you its not a good idea, as there could be a problem with frozen pipes and flooded upper floors.



    Neil Z.
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  6. L0stS0ul

    L0stS0ul hmmmm

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    We have a whole house humidifer. I also have a unit that I bought from Costco a year ago to do the up stairs. One of those massive 2 tank humidifiers. I've been able to keep our house between 35-45 on all levels this entire year so far. The first year we were here I saw the humidity drop down below 15 percent in the house. It was quite uncomfortable. We've been very comfortable this year and no more shocking the animals :)
     

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