Bwah, hah, hah.
Not enough sun.
Not going to split wood or buy pellets.
Have a perfectly functioning gas furnace which I'm not going to abandon
for a much more expensive heat pump.
I'm not going to get rid of my gas stove, grill, or water heater,
They cost too much. My husband can install a regular forced-air
Even if I replaced my furnace with a heat pump, I'd still have the
stove and gas grill (and possibly the water heater).
Clearly, I don't believe that gas presents a statistically significant
danger. We've had this exact discussion before, and neither
of us was convinced of the other's position.
firstname.lastname@example.org (Cindy Hamilton) wrote in
You won't ever convince Pete of your position, because he's an anti-gas kook whose mind is
already made up.
And he won't ever convince you, or anyone else, of his position because he doesn't know
what he's talking about. There simply are not 4000+ residential gas explosions per year in the
U.S. That's something that Pete made up.
It's significant enough for the NFPA to be interested, and it's a hazard
that has reasonable alternatives. At the very least anyone with gas
appliances/heat should have one or more gas detectors in their house.
They are only $60 or so, and indeed all RVs have had gas detectors for
years, but somehow fixed homes haven't caught up.
I'm cooking with gas and wouldn't want it any other way. We also have
gas heat and a gas water heater. There are several electric heaters
around for spot heating. The cost of electric resistance heat is very
expensive with gas heat being the least expensive. Many years ago we had
the things called "Total Electric Homes" that were touted as the future
of the modern living with electrical power being so cheap it wouldn't
even be metered. It was assumed back then that there would be nuclear
power plants everywhere. ^_^
My aunt's home back in the 50's was a modern "Total Electric Home" that
had built in electric wall heaters in every room. I still don't have my
own nuclear reactor under the house along with my flying car in the
A couple friends of mine had a total electric home.
Then ice storm 1991 shut off the electric, and they
really froze inside their own home. Electric water
heater, too. After that, they installed a wood stove
in the cellar.
NG is often on, when the electric isn't. Which is a
good thing. Heating with a gas range isn't recommended,
but it's often done, and helps keep a person warm.
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