Heaters

iVillage Member
Registered: 12-23-2005
Heaters
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Mon, 12-22-2008 - 11:32am

To make a long story short my utility bill is very high and I am trying to find ways to make it less. I have put plastic over my windows and also keep the heat down very low and still I don't pay less than 350 dollars a month we have natural gas heat and in that bill it doesn't include our city bill which is water

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-27-2005
In reply to: mandy982005
Mon, 12-22-2008 - 11:56am

I'd take a look at your insulation.

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-07-2005
In reply to: mandy982005
Mon, 12-22-2008 - 8:34pm
I think we need to look into this also. Did you have someone come out to help you with it or was it DIY? If so, how did you determine what you needed,etc?
iVillage Member
Registered: 12-23-2005
In reply to: mandy982005
Mon, 12-22-2008 - 9:28pm
We have put insulation in our attic in the last six months because we added another bedroom in our attic. Any other idea's we have one little electric heater we got from Walmart that we run during the day some but other then that we have our heater on 63 which is pretty cool but I can't afford to pay much more then what I am already. That is why I was considering the comfort zone heater.
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Registered: 03-25-2003
In reply to: mandy982005
Mon, 12-22-2008 - 10:00pm
I would be careful with the little electric heaters -- not only can they be a fire hazard, but they are energy suckers. You could be forking out
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Registered: 05-21-2003
In reply to: mandy982005
Mon, 12-22-2008 - 10:19pm

I know nothing about comfort zone heaters. But I did want to give you this link from a month or so ago about ways to stay warm. Maybe you'll find some ideas in it. HTH!

http://messageboards.ivillage.com/n/mb/message.asp?webtag=iv-ppfrugal&msg=46198.1&ctx=128

Kelly



iVillage Member
Registered: 03-27-2005
In reply to: mandy982005
Tue, 12-23-2008 - 7:49am

It was a DIY.

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Registered: 05-08-2003
In reply to: mandy982005
Tue, 12-23-2008 - 3:20pm

Did you have to take out the old insulation or did you just put the new over the old?


Beckie


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iVillage Member
Registered: 03-27-2005
In reply to: mandy982005
Tue, 12-23-2008 - 4:32pm

We just layed the new over the old.

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-26-2003
In reply to: mandy982005
Wed, 12-24-2008 - 8:51am

We have heaters in our bedrooms that I turn on about an hour before bed and then turn off.

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Registered: 03-27-2003
In reply to: mandy982005
Wed, 12-24-2008 - 10:17am

we have small electric heaters in both the kids' rooms because our house does not distribute heat well and these rooms are always cold.

Our bill went up $10 during the coldest month....but we aren't in a really cold climate...so it really does depend on how much it would be used,etc.

Sherry


happily married since 2003...a blended family with 4 kids, 1 grandchild and second grandbaby due in September

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