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post #81 of 85
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Originally Posted by CameronsMama View Post
: I'm running around in a t-shirt when it's 68, and by the time it gets to 72 I'm usually in a tank top and at least capris, maybe even shorts. There's no way I'd pay to keep the house warm enough to wear shorts in Jan. But, everyone has a different comfort range.
I would pay to keep my house warm enough to wear shorts in January if I could afford it :

That's not very green, is it?
post #82 of 85
Uh yeah, some of us can't afford to keep the house comfortable. We are on a budget plan for heating oil at $700/month year round. That heats our house to 50-55. :

Old houses suck. All you folks who live in shiny modern airtight houses and can afford to heat it into the 70s all winter long are lucky.
post #83 of 85
You pay 700/month for oil and keep it in the 50s? That is crazy expensive.

I live in an old house too and it costs around 75 a month in the winters months to keep it in the 60s.

Could you switch to a natural gas furnace?
post #84 of 85
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Old houses suck. All you folks who live in shiny modern airtight houses and can afford to heat it into the 70s all winter long are lucky
not everyone who heats their houses to 70 or higher or even lower but still higher than you keep yours has a new shiny modern airtight house.

Some of these people live SOUTH of you & therefore don't need to use as much heat at night becuase it doesn't get as cold.

Some of these people have made improvements(or landlords did or previous owners did) on their houses to insulate them better so they're not heating the outside & it doesn't cost as much.

Some of these people have a different heating source that isn't as expensive as heating with oil is.
post #85 of 85
Yeah, oil is terrible. TERRIBLE. I wish we had natural gas as an option out here. Some people get propane trucked in but thats not cheap either.

We want to get an outdoor wood burning furnace system but the expense of installing it is crazy.

Cost to replace all the leaky windows is about $20k. For custom size vinyl. We make do with bubble wrap & home made storms & window quilts.
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