heaters or air condition?
• United States
3 Dec 06
Here, in the midwest USA, we use heaters (oil or LP gas furnaces) and if we're lucky air conditioners to cool the house when it gets real hot, and usually humid. I hate to use it very often, too expensibve (especially this summer with the energy prices) and I don't like having the house all shut up like it has to be in winter.
30 Jan 07
Actually we tend to rug up in the winter long before we will put the heater on as that is better for both our financial situation as well as the environment. We actually have a gas heater and need bottled gas for it as we do not have natural gas anywhere near our house. In the summer we have fans and one cooler which can be run with or without water. However before we put any of those on we will open the windows to see if we can get a bit of a draught through. Again we do this because it is better for us financially it we can utilise natural resources than using electricity which has to be paid for. Which is better for heating the house you ask and my opinion is that natural heat (and/or cooling) is better for the household budget, the health of the people who live in the house and also the environment.