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    3000+ square feet, built in 1925...Nov., Dec,Jan., Feb, March  (probably half of Oct. and April too)... easily $600-800 per month.

    This doesn't count my 2500 Square foot business facility that gets heated by natural gas.

    Measure twice, cut once.

    by zig on Thu Nov 09, 2006 at 10:36:37 AM PST

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    •  Have you contacted anyone (1+ / 0-)
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      dkosdan

      about re-insulating the home?  Replacing windows?

      5 years ago I cut my heating bill in half just by adding insulation in several places.  I had a part of the house where the floor on the second story wasn't insulated at all where it was overhanging the first story.  That section above the porch was a huge heat sink all by itself.

      The Federal government is giving a 10% tax credit for insulation and other energy saving ideas (including solar), see info here.

      The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings; the inherent virtue of socialism is the equal sharing of miseries.

      by deathsinger on Thu Nov 09, 2006 at 10:43:50 AM PST

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      •  workin' on it (1+ / 0-)
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        Just bought this old place about a year ago, just converted the fireplace to a wood burning stove, should cut the cost in about half... but I manufacture a wood product, so I was paying $90 per month to throw away wood scraps, so I'm not typical...but all my neighbors are paying about the same.

        And thanks for the link, It's a start.

        Measure twice, cut once.

        by zig on Thu Nov 09, 2006 at 02:59:44 PM PST

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