Hi, I own a brick end of group 1,148 sq ft house w/ metal replacement
It's got baseboard electric w/ a thermostat in each room. I use low energy
My utility bill G&E is $89.00 a month. Only gas appliances - water heater
& stove (I don't use the dishwasher) Electric rates were regulated @ 4.7
July 1st electricity was deregulated.12 cents kwh and each year I'm sure
it'll go up as the ten
most highest price markets are all deregulated. Besides, it appears,
deregulation is costing
consumers more money each month, should I install central air/heating system
or stick with
my high efficiencies GE windows airconditioners and electric portable heater
I bought from COSTCO.
Is there a heating newsgroup I should post this to?
Thanks in advance,
Mike if I were you I would do this-insulate first- then put in a high
efficiency heat pump and gas furnace- then you have best of both worlds.
Your heat pump will take a majority of the heating load and your gas furnace
will take up the slack when it gets too cold. Insulate , insulate, insulate-
your quickest payback!
Resistance electric heat (baseboard) is inexpensive to install,
comfortable and likely the most expensive option possible in the long run.
What other sources of energy do you have (gas oil etc.)?
If only electric look for a whole house central heat pump - AC unit.
Get some estimates. Also have you home checked for insulation and energy
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