How do you heat your house?

United States
October 2, 2007 2:32pm CST
It is that time of year again. It is getting colder and colder. Last saturday there was snow on my lawn. I was wondering if anyone had any great tips for how to heat your house up a bit and save money at the same time. We used to burn a few candles in the rooms we were staying in. I figured a bit of heat would help but it didnt really add up to anything. Do you have any tips for me?
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@someonesmom (5765)
• Canada
2 Oct 07
Hi happythoughts, Here in Canada, burning candles wouldn't do any good. It's far too cold in the winter. In fact, I really don't think that candle burning is an effective source of heat. We have natural gas, and actually, the rates aren't too bad at the moment, and I do hope they stay this way. I'm not sure how cold it gets in Utah, although you did mention snow on the lawn. What about some sort of heater? What source of heat do you use now?
• United States
3 Oct 07
I live in Utah, the greatest snow on earth, and we have a gas heater but I hate to let it run all day and get a huge bill at the end of the month. The candes dont heat the whole house we sit by them and they do give off some heat.
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• Canada
3 Oct 07
When you say you have a gas heater, do you mean a gas furnace? That's what we have, and you 'can't' shut it down completely or the pipes would freeze and burst. Then 'I'd' have to pay for this. Anyway, it's just too cold here, but I do have our payments on the equal billing plan, so I know what to expect.
• United States
5 Oct 07
Yes we have a gas furnace. I just know every time it flips on I am thinking about my bill. I dont have it on the equal payment plan though. That would be smart.
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@brimia (6585)
• United States
8 Oct 07
Wow snow already? I'm not ready for that. It's 90 degrees here but it's supposed to be in the 50s by the end of the week. We heat with a gas furnace but keep the temp kind of low. We use a portable electric heater in whatever room we're in. We use weatherstripping to seal any gaps where cold air is coming in (doors and windows). We also have lots of trees and shrubs that help block cold winds.