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Old October 8th, 2013, 04:43 PM   #1
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Which is cheaper for heating water and drying clothes?
How much cheaper?
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Old October 8th, 2013, 04:52 PM   #2
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Only thing o use propane for is heat...
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Only thing o use propane for is heat...
If you dont mind me asking,
How many many Sq.Ft. is your home and what do you spend to heat it each year?
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Old October 8th, 2013, 04:57 PM   #4
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I have propane stove furnace and hot water heater.
If you dont mind me asking,
How many many Sq.Ft. is your home and what do you spend to heat it each year?
Total propane cost?
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Old October 8th, 2013, 05:01 PM   #5
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Old October 8th, 2013, 05:04 PM   #6
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Just kidding. We use mainly wood to heat the house. 1790 sqft. Not the most economical home. Drafts and crappy windows but we fill our 500 gallon tank 2 times a year. So roughly $1000-$1200 a year for propane. Electric dryer helps our usage. We fill it in October or November then in March or April. Its very comparable to natural gas
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And by fill I mean it'll never go below 20% and they won't fill it above 80% to allow thermal expansion. But I evens out to about $80-$110 a month
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And by fill I mean it'll never go below 20% and they won't fill it above 80% to allow thermal expansion. But I evens out to about $80-$110 a month
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I use propane for heat and clothes dryer. My place is 1980sq' on a crawl. I prepaid for 900 gallons last year for $1650ish and ended up with a $200+ credit. This year I paid for 850 gallons and before my credit it was $1466.
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1800 sq ft propane heat, hot water heater, stove. I spend less than 600 a year on propane but i do run a eden pure heat 24/7 in the winter and my electric bill only goes up 20/30 dollar's a month.
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The place I just bought has Propane.
With all of you contributing 30% to my rebate when I install Geothermal (Pump N Dump)......I'll be saving $ in no time.
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I don't recall the calculations, but I believe it came out that propane is cheaper than electric.
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I am looking to put a furnace propane furnace in my cabin. I current have electric baseboard. To many thermostats with the electric. I also have a soapstone wood stove. This heats my whole cabin. Anyone use a heat pump?
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I have a heat pump but it is a late 70's model and doesnt work very good. It seems to run constantly when callng for heat. I didnt like it running all the time so i run the natural gas instead. Im not sure if the newer ones work better in our climate. They are designed for southern states that get an occasional chilly night.
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All electric house with wood heat. Two people average elertic bill over two years is $55. I feel like its a little high, my basement has no heat in it because we don't use our propane boiler. The hot water heater must run a little more that average as the basement gets down to 50 or a little below sometimes. I am hoping to work that bill down to an average of $35 with a few changes.
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I heat with an outside boiler for house and water. This year I shut it down for the summer and used Propane to heat my hot water and cooking, electric dryer. From late last year until this month I used 200 gal of propane. That was cooking all year and hot water this summer.

I wish my electric bill was $55, I average $150 without running the A/C.
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All electric house with wood heat. Two people average elertic bill over two years is $55. I feel like its a little high, my basement has no heat in it because we don't use our propane boiler. The hot water heater must run a little more that average as the basement gets down to 50 or a little below sometimes. I am hoping to work that bill down to an average of $35 with a few changes.
Just to have electric provided to me each month is 32.21. That fee has more than doubled, this year. My actual usage is about 35-40 $.
So do you mean just your usage?
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Just to have electric provided to me each month is 32.21. That fee has more than doubled, this year. My actual usage is about 35-40 $.
So do you mean just your usage?
They charge you $32 no matter what???? That is some bullshit. I get charged what I use and that's it. My house in Michigan has been empty all year and I pay $2-$5 a month total.
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They charge you $32 no matter what???? That is some bullshit. I get charged what I use and that's it. My house in Michigan has been empty all year and I pay $2-$5 a month total.

Yep and it was 12.50, we were charged more per month for under ground verse above. Now everyone is "suppose",to be paying the same.
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