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Question of the Week: How do you heat your home?

2008 December 22

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No matter how you do it, home heating is a major consideration in cold areas. Some people use traditional fuels such as oil or gas for home heat. Some use renewable fuels, for example wood or solar, to heat or add to the main heat source.

How do you heat your home?

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173 Responses leave one →
  1. lseamore permalink
    January 11, 2010

    First up, thank you for the post, it was very nice. I always prefer alternative sources for energy, rather consuming fuel to my hearts content. The turning point is that it is not always possible to live a fuel free lifestyle, there will always be a time when we would use this precious commodity. And of course, solar panels are still to heavy for most people’s pockets.

  2. John Patterson permalink
    January 15, 2010

    I have set solar power for my home to heat up and provide energy. With the available solar tax credits available out there, it just makes sense to set this up.

  3. Jane permalink
    January 26, 2010

    My family use solar energy. I want to protect the environment and at the same time save money on bills.

    Jane-Creator

  4. websitebuilder permalink
    April 13, 2010

    Either natural gas or propane heats our home. We have electric baseboard heaters in the basement, too. But I’ve been thinking of using just clean dry wood since this is economical.

    Amy Cameron

  5. peterverhoeven permalink
    July 7, 2010

    Keep up the good work bro.Your article is really great and I truly enjoyed reading it.Waiting for some more great articles like this from you in the coming days.

  6. Eyevive permalink
    July 8, 2010

    Im a huge fan already, man. Youve done a brilliant job making sure that people understand where youre coming from.
    And let me tell you, I get it. Great stuff and I cant wait to read more of your blogs.
    What youve got to say is important and needs to be read.
    Can I just say, this blog is what got me through the day today.

  7. Matildo Maratas permalink
    September 3, 2010

    I go for modern since burning firewoods encourage cutting more trees

  8. glorry permalink
    October 8, 2010

    Good ways. I think there are numerous ways to heat your home.Different products have come.You have to just find it out through ventilation systems.

  9. Andria permalink
    October 10, 2010

    I think that a lot of people need to convert their homes towards systems that decrease the amount of energy needed to heat or cool their homes. It will be better for the whole world as a whole that way.
    Andria

  10. Ralph Biggs permalink
    October 10, 2010

    I live on long Island Ny and we have all electric, heat pump and central ac all combined. I have a 1500sq ft condo and keep the heat no higher than 70, we have bills of about 230- 250 a month depending how cold our winter is and how much the heat runs. Stand Up Jokes the bills can be higher. I replaced my heating unit with a Trane system which ran about $5000. I know our electric rates are one of the highest in the country, just wondering how you find elctric heat cheap?

  11. sTanDuPjOKes permalink
    October 10, 2010

    Excellent advice. I’m going to post a link of this Greenversations Question of the Week: How do you heat your home? articles about music for aerobics on my blackboard website on Wednesday for my students. Everything you said works for discussion board…

  12. Harvey Yates permalink
    October 12, 2010

    Well after living in fairbanks for one winter (maybe 2) I think people there should carry space heaters in a backpck w/ a portable generator. Unless your name is Casper, cause ghosts dont get cold… Harvey

  13. Gasheatingstove permalink
    October 12, 2010

    Gas heating stove is efficient and low energy cost

  14. Window Blinds permalink
    November 15, 2010

    Fire up the hearth!

  15. Michael permalink
    April 15, 2011

    I heat my home with geothermal heating and cooling.

  16. scooter permalink
    April 30, 2011

    We do it with natural gas here in Canada. It is very abundant here and is fairly clean burning.

  17. July 25, 2012

    I go for burning firewoods encourage of cutting trees..!

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