How do you heat your home?

@beckyomg1 (6759)
United States
January 1, 2007 11:21am CST
Do you use electric, wood, natural gas, propane? There are so many different ways i was just wondering how everyone heated thier home?
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@sbeauty (5871)
• United States
1 Jan 07
We just built a new home with geo-thermal heating. It's an all electric home, and our heating bill for December was $98. The house is very warm. In our old house in Tennessee, we had a heat pump, and we were cold all winter. We're so thrilled to have a warmer home. Geo-thermal is expensive to have installed, but we'll make the money back in just a few years.
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@beckyomg1 (6759)
• United States
2 Jan 07
sound like it will make up for the intial cost in the end, in these times we have to do all we can do to save on heating costs.
@Thoroughrob (11750)
• United States
1 Jan 07
We use natural gas. It is quite expensive the past two years.
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@beckyomg1 (6759)
• United States
1 Jan 07
oh yeah the prices are out of sight, it is so hard with all the rising costs. thanks for the response.
@paule4129 (968)
• United States
18 Jan 07
gas boiler with circulated water to the base boards
@mnflower (1304)
• United States
18 Jan 07
Living in the country I burn wood as much as possible but also have to use propane for the kitchen stove and dryer for this year anyway would really like to upgrade soon and get rid of the propane all together, just bought my home a year ago so the remodeling is coming slowly...
@ronita34 (3923)
• Canada
18 Jan 07
We are propane users where i live. Propane is actually the nomber 1 way that our homes are heated here in Canada anyway!
@lauriefnp (5112)
• United States
15 Jan 07
My house is heated by a natural gas furnace with an electric start and fan. We have had abnormally high temperatures this entire heating season so far, so the gas bills are surprisingly low. Usually the bills for January and February are outrageous, but it hasn't even been that cold out, and we're already halfway through January. We'll have the air conditioning on before we know it!
@rosey3223 (1569)
• United States
15 Jan 07
We use electric, but I have to say thank God!! For the first two years it wasn't used because we live with my fiance's parents and the step-dad loves it cold...and the heater was broken. Well, last year the whole unit broke so they had to replace it, and because we now have a baby in the house we have to keep it warmer than the years before. YAY!!! Cause it got pretty cold!! Not in the negatives or anything, but it was cold.
@brokentia (10396)
• United States
15 Jan 07
Central heating that runs on gas? LOL But I also love burning wood in the fireplace! There is something hypnotic about watch a fire burn in the fireplace. I will often sit down to start a fire and even though I know I got it going, I still sit there and stare. I like watching the flames dance as if to music only it can hear. Using the wood as fuel, the flames lick across the wood to adventually comsume the entire piece resting on the iron rack. It very pretty! And I like to watch the smoke just drift up the vent trying to escape. I could sit there for hours just watching the fire burn! No need to talk or anything else...just sit there and watch the dancing of the flames. :)
@Polly1 (12649)
• United States
2 Jan 07
I have an old free standing natural gas space heater. I have only lived in this house for a year. I was nervous about the heating system and wanted to get a regular furnace. I checked on the cost and it would have been $5500. to get one installed. We had just got the electic updated and couldn't do the heating system yet. Last winter I was pleasently surprised that the old heater worked good and heated the house good too.
• United States
2 Jan 07
We heat with natural gas. We live directly in the city itself so we don't really have any other choices but perhaps electric if we had a different setup.
@jewel76 (2305)
• Canada
2 Jan 07
Well, the rare times that we do heat our home, we use electric. I am not one that likes the heat, in fact, when it's too hot, i can't breathe properly, my nose gets all clogged up. My husband sometimes is cold and complains, but most of the time he's ok with it. If it's really too cold, we do open it a bit though.
• United States
1 Jan 07
We have propane heaters and central heat/ac. My favorite way is with a fireplace though.;l
@mirage108 (3403)
• United States
1 Jan 07
We heat with electric. It is a heat pump which is dual purpose it heats in the winter and in the summer it is a central air unit.
@wynna1 (1291)
1 Jan 07
We have the central heating at home. Once we turn it on the house really feels very warm.