On Sat, 13 Feb 2016 15:52:23 -0500, Stormin Mormon
For many people all they need to do is quit smoking or drinking for a
couple weeks to be able to afford to insulate - and then the cost of
the utilities drops so much that they can afford to smoke themselves
to death and go on the bender of a lifetime with the money they save
On 2/13/2016 5:13 PM, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Nicotine is a vasoconstrictor. If one doesn't
smoke, the circulation returns after a while,
and the person is more warm and comfy.
My father used to have cold fingers and toes
and nose. Maybe that's why he chose his final
rest as cremation? Keeps him warm.
I just toss another log on the fire and open the inlet air damper a bit .
Right now it's in the high 30's and I've got the stove turned all the way
down and a couple of windows cracked so it doesn't get too warm ... this
stove is way oversized for our current space . Sized it for the final
structure , about 4X the current floor space .
And we don't care if the utilities go off , if we need 'lectric I just fire
My first house built in the '70s had wood burning fire place I retrofit
to natural gas burning. This house has 2 fire places direct vented gas
burning, even cabin I am going out today(family day long week end) has
same gas fire place. No more stacking/splitting wood,LOL.
Sounds like 5th wheel trailer I used to have for camping was better
insulated. I could go winter camping and it was comfy inside.
Cold in winter, then hot in summer as well...... Worried about more bugs
in coming summer here because we are having such a mild winter. High
temperature record set in 1926 is broken now.
We have only one other choice , and heating the whole living space with the
propane furnace in the camper is not only hard on that furnace , costs a lot
for the propane . Well , I guess we could use 'lectric heaters , but that's
costly too .
Besides , cutting and splitting the firewood helps keep me (relatively)
slim and fit . Though I've managed to add a little bit in front - my wife
says she's going to get me a tee shirt that says "Body by Busch" .
Turning up the heat should not be required - the furnace will run
until the set temperature is reached - unless the thermostat is on the
sheltered side of the wall close to the heat sourse and the house is
so drafty that the rest of the house never gets warm...
On 2/13/2016 2:27 PM, email@example.com wrote:
We used to have a floor furnace, bit it died of old age. We replaced it
with a wall gas heater, so now 2 rooms have those. The heat is OK while
they are on, but just don't produce enough heat for the whole house.
The back bedroom has some electric baseboard heaters and a wood stove.
Again, not quite enough heat via the electric baseboard heaters, and
it's messy to use the wood stove unless it's gets cold enough to put up
with the mess, including, putting up with the occasional smoke while
building fires. That can really mess with my asthma, so it's a use when
we really need it kind of thing.
We've tried various kinds of space heaters, and none of them really kept
the house warm until we tried the oil radiator type on wheels. The brand
I researched had good reviews, too, and since we've been using them we
rarely get cold anymore. Best space heaters I've ever tried.
On 2/13/2016 3:27 PM, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
I do have a programmable thermostat. Some how,
it seems to always be at the wrong temp. Or, I
go away for a few hours, and put it on manual
to turn it down. Finally, I left it on manual,
and adjust as needed. Down at night for sleep,
up for daytime occupancy.
Some how, seems to work out okay.
I would like to be proven wrong, but I just do not see any advantage over
the oil filled heaters over the electric heaters that just have a heating
element and a fan blowing across them. Isn't electric heat just the same
either way and you are wasting the money on a more expensive heater ?
Anything that produces heat from elecrtricity is going to use the same
ammout of KWH to raise the room to the same temperature.
That probably is one advantage, but I was thinking along the lines of how
much power would be saved from one portable heater over another type.
The radiant heat may be beter for saving money,but wouldn't one have to have
it pointed at you and if several in the same room some would be in the cold
When the ceramic "black box" heaters came
out, they were supposed to be more fire
safe. I don't know how true this is, but
the absence of glowing filament seemed good.
Not sure how safe it is, having a couple
quarts of heated oil, though.
HomeOwnersHub.com is a website for homeowners and building and maintenance pros. It is not affiliated with any of the manufacturers or service providers discussed here.
All logos and trade names are the property of their respective owners.