How do you heat your home?

United States
January 2, 2008 11:13am CST
I am trying to reduce my bills, and I was wondering if there are people out there who have found good alternate sources of heat for their homes. I currently heat with propane, but the cost is rediculous this year. I am on a fixed income and my cost of living increase doesn't even touch the increased costs that I am experiencing this year. Looking for ideas. I'm considering a corn/pellet stove or furnace to help reduce costs. I've heard and read that a corn stove can put out 4 times the heat for the dollar than propane. Anyone have any experience with them? Tell me what you think.
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@Pose123 (21662)
• Canada
2 Jan 08
Hi lightningd, I have a hot air furnace, and burn oil, other around me have electric heat. I don' think there is much difference when it comes to cost. Blessings.
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• United States
2 Jan 08
I read something that stated that 15 pounds of corn is equivilant to 1 gallon of propane. Where a bushel(60 pounds) of corn is around 3$, that would equate to 4 gallons of propane. Current price of propane is 1.89 around here. So 4 gallons would be 7.56, versus 3$..... I'm wondering if people out there have used the corn heat, and what, if anything they save. I know I sure would benefit from saving that 4.56 per gallon, but I'd like to know if people have saved much with it, and if not, how they heat to save money.
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