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November 11th, 2010, 09:50 AM
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Well - the oil man just delivered us 200 gallons of oil for our heater. It only cost us about $600 since oil was $2.99 per gallon.

How do you heat your home? Oil, gas, fireplace?

How much does it run you to do that?

What do you generally keep your thermostat set on?
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November 11th, 2010, 01:26 PM
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How long does that last you?

We are oil also but quit using it years ago, we went to electric heaters. It was costing us 200 a month in oil plus uping our electricity around a 100, doing it electric saves us about a 100 a month.
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November 11th, 2010, 01:27 PM
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natural gas.

I keep the heat at about 62 when I actually turn it on I do bake more than usual, slow roast and do anything that creates useful heat. My bills are about $50 a month over the summer for hot water and anywhere from 150 - 350 (that was a BAD month)/month during the winter depending on a multitude of variables.
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November 11th, 2010, 02:51 PM
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How long does that last you?

We are oil also but quit using it years ago, we went to electric heaters. It was costing us 200 a month in oil plus uping our electricity around a 100, doing it electric saves us about a 100 a month.

That oil might last us until about January. I hope it will last longer - but not sure. I would love for it to last until May.
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November 11th, 2010, 05:30 PM
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We use gas.

Hard to say how much it costs, our farmbuildings and house are on the same bill.
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November 11th, 2010, 07:56 PM
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Is it odd that I have never heard of using oil to heat a home? I've heard of propane tanks but not oil.

We are on natural gas. We only use it for heat so our bill runs 80 to 150 depending on the weather. I leave it on 74 most of the time. Then I have it turned off in the summer.
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November 12th, 2010, 04:12 AM
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We use natural gas for the heat and last winter it ran us about 150 per month and it was cold last month...so it was on 78
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November 12th, 2010, 06:08 AM
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I think it was 200-300 last winter. Ours is gas. I think I had the thermometer set at 78* last year?? This year it's at 74* (programmed) then when it's particularly cold I push it up a couple of degrees. We have a very drafty old house.
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November 12th, 2010, 08:07 AM
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We use gas and I keep it set at 68 in the winter. Our bills in the winter average 150 a month
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November 12th, 2010, 10:49 AM
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That oil might last us until about January. I hope it will last longer - but not sure. I would love for it to last until May.
That's what was happening to us, a 100 gallons would last maybe a month, sometimes a little more if I wasn't cold, this is when it was over 3 a gallon, so I got sick of spending so much and decided I would try something different for a month and see what our electric bill would be. I found that using space heaters and baseboard heaters actually cost less and kept the house perfectly warm but our house is fairly small and I am not sure it would work with a larger house.
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