If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(The Mind Unleashed)   Winter home heating bills are going to make your gas fill-ups look like pocket change   (clusterstock.com) divider line 100
    More: Sad  
•       •       •

2490 clicks; posted to Business » on 25 Aug 2008 at 2:00 PM (6 years ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



100 Comments   (+0 »)
   

Archived thread

First | « | 1 | 2 | » | Last | Show all
 
2008-08-25 11:49:22 AM
People actually have to turn their heat on in the winter?

This concept is strange.
 
2008-08-25 12:07:31 PM
Think there is a future in providing winter heating loans?

/sad
 
2008-08-25 12:08:28 PM
SchlingFocker: People actually have to turn their heat on in the winter?

This concept is strange.


How does your house get warm in the winter? Yeah great windows and doors will keep it warm once it is warm... but what do you do to get your house warm when it inevitably gets cold (doors get opened to go in and out, convection, conduction, etc)?
 
2008-08-25 12:09:05 PM
Unless, you live in a place where it's warm all the time?
 
2008-08-25 12:09:11 PM
Considering my car doesn't have a 300-gallon fuel tank this story is not really a shocker.
 
2008-08-25 12:12:44 PM
Wood stove.

/buy one
//haven't burned oil in almost 4 seasons
 
2008-08-25 12:12:49 PM
The only time i'm glad to live in Texas is during the winter. Electric heaters and $130 electricity bills in the winter are great. Sucks during the summer when your electricity bill goes to $350 for air conditioning though.
 
2008-08-25 12:24:39 PM
Gas heat over the coldest winters is a helluva lot cheaper than electric A/C in an average summer.

/alabama
//home heating oil? How quaint, a diesel house!
 
2008-08-25 12:31:28 PM
Mr. Coffee Nerves: Considering my car doesn't have a 300-gallon fuel tank this story is not really a shocker.

I've found the shocker keeps my hands warm.
 
2008-08-25 12:31:59 PM
Natural gas and mesquite, thanks.
 
2008-08-25 12:32:36 PM
gorgor: Mr. Coffee Nerves: Considering my car doesn't have a 300-gallon fuel tank this story is not really a shocker.

I've found the shocker keeps my hands warm.


Sick, but true.
 
2008-08-25 12:34:47 PM
gorgor: Mr. Coffee Nerves: Considering my car doesn't have a 300-gallon fuel tank this story is not really a shocker.

I've found the shocker keeps my hands warm.


HandS? Quite a gal you got there!
 
2008-08-25 12:42:27 PM
Hmmmm... living room has the smaller, non-HD TV, but it also has the fireplace.

Time to buy a new down blanket for the TV room!
 
2008-08-25 12:45:50 PM
Please. Around the first cold snap, both whorehouses of Congress will convene to discuss the home heating "crisis", and quickly pass a bill to open Uncle Sucker's wallet so that we don't have lots of bad-publicity-causing poorcicles right around Election Day.

The "wealthy" will still get to pay their whole heating bill.
 
2008-08-25 12:47:03 PM
Didn't we just have a story about how natural gas is cheaper than dirt at the moment?
 
2008-08-25 12:51:39 PM
RoxtarRyan: Wood stove.

/buy one
//haven't burned oil in almost 4 seasons


And if you cut and chop your own then you don't even need a gym membership.

/wood lot
//truck
///chainsaw
////axe
//sweat
 
2008-08-25 12:54:11 PM
It's not often I say this, but thank heavens I live in a swamp. My bill in winter is less than half of what it runs in the summer. Of course, "winter" is about six weeks.
 
2008-08-25 12:54:58 PM
dahmers love zombie: poorcicles

*snert*
 
2008-08-25 01:08:52 PM
Gas heat + SC climate and I'm not too worried about heating bills. But I'll probably still be running my AC into October.
 
2008-08-25 01:35:03 PM
RoxtarRyan: Wood stove.

/buy one
//haven't burned oil in almost 4 seasons


I will NEVER regret buying an outdoor wood boiler. Haven't touched oil in 3 seasons. It's awesome. (Except for loading it at 10pm with the wind blowing and it's -10* f)
 
2008-08-25 01:47:40 PM
SchlingFocker: People actually have to turn their heat on in the winter?

This concept is strange.


...says the man killing our electrical grid during this time of year.
 
2008-08-25 02:01:08 PM
benlonghair: I will NEVER regret buying an outdoor wood boiler. Haven't touched oil in 3 seasons. It's awesome. (Except for loading it at 10pm with the wind blowing and it's -10* f)

I suggest loading it with some seriously hard hardwood. Apple and Gnarly Maple will burn for ever. My grandfather called them 'furnace logs' and used the softer stuff in the kitchen stove. Currently I'm cutting through some Ash and Maple on my lot... I've got about 2 cord of softwood in right now so I'm working on the 2 cord of hardwood. Should be a nice warm winter with my Kingsmans.
 
2008-08-25 02:04:01 PM
Link (new window)
 
2008-08-25 02:04:41 PM
www.creativemetalworksllc.com
 
2008-08-25 02:12:47 PM
www.energy.gov.ab.ca
 
2008-08-25 02:13:22 PM
ThatGuyGreg: Hmmmm... living room has the smaller, non-HD TV, but it also has the fireplace.

Time to buy a new down blanket for the HD-TV for the living room!


FTFY
 
2008-08-25 02:14:01 PM
Finally, a use for all those exploding Dell laptops... home heating!
 
2008-08-25 02:18:53 PM
Here in Arizona, this winter I expect to pay less per month in total electric bills (including heating) than it would cost me to fill my 20 gallon tank. Of course, I get raped every summer with cooling expenses.
 
2008-08-25 02:20:56 PM
dahmers love zombie: Please. Around the first cold snap, both whorehouses of Congress will convene to discuss the home heating "crisis", and quickly pass a bill to open Uncle Sucker's wallet so that we don't have lots of bad-publicity-causing poorcicles right around Election Day.

The "wealthyMiddle Class, or what's left of them" will still get to pay their whole heating bill.
 
2008-08-25 02:21:37 PM
dahmers love zombie:
The "wealthy" will still get to pay their whole heating bill.


Whew! I make under $5 million/year, so I'm sure that the government will help my poor ass!
 
2008-08-25 02:22:29 PM
I think it's funny/ignorant when northerners complain about their tax dollars going to help fund hurricane disaster relief in the South. Completely forgetting that those who live in warm climates also pay taxes that go towards subsidizing heating oil for those in the north.

Ask yourself, what's the bigger disaster?

A hurricane in Florida, or a winter in Wisconsin without heat?
 
2008-08-25 02:22:44 PM
SchlingFocker: People actually have to turn their heat on in the winter?

This concept is strange.


Suck it, flyoverlanders! My heat is free and provided by the loving bosom of mother nature.
 
2008-08-25 02:23:07 PM
img.alibaba.com

Oh look! I found a personal heat retention device that will keep your heating bills low!
 
2008-08-25 02:26:18 PM
SchlingFocker: People actually have to turn their heat on in the winter?

This concept is strange.


I know. People always dog california on fark because its mainly filled with east coast douchebags, but its never cool enough(unless you're in the damn mountains) to turn on the heat here and in coastal areas you rarely need the A/C either.

/coastal CA. i save the environment and i'm not even liberal.
 
2008-08-25 02:26:18 PM
No worried here. Natgas and a wood stove.
 
2008-08-25 02:29:09 PM
Nabb1: It's not often I say this, but thank heavens I live in a swamp. My bill in winter is less than half of what it runs in the summer. Of course, "winter" is about six weeks that day it gets a little chilly.
 
2008-08-25 02:35:31 PM
Not worried here. No heater, and no air conditioning either. Don't need 'em somewhere the records are 53F and 94F, and the average lows and highs 64F-83F, year-round.

Of course, anything else I use electricity for costs more than it used to, thanks to fuel costs, but still... $85/month instead of $60/month.
 
2008-08-25 02:38:21 PM
Talon: SchlingFocker: People actually have to turn their heat on in the winter?

This concept is strange.

How does your house get warm in the winter? Yeah great windows and doors will keep it warm once it is warm... but what do you do to get your house warm when it inevitably gets cold (doors get opened to go in and out, convection, conduction, etc)?


Houston average like 50-60+ degree highs in winter. A heater is only useful for about two weeks out of the year.
 
2008-08-25 02:38:55 PM
Up here in the Great White North, we're in a race against time... trying to reinsulate the house, attic included, before winter hits and the furnace kicks on.

I swear (both literally and figuratively) that Canada gets it in the neck both ways... freezing winters, hot and humid summers; you basically have to be ready to survive from -40 to +40 C.

Oh well, at least we get good healthcare and better beer.
 
2008-08-25 02:41:24 PM
My electricity bills in the Summer are just hitting 110 bucks a month, and my air conditioner runs 24/7. My heating bills in the winter last year were a scant 70 dollars a month, and my wife likes it around 70 degrees.

It's funny what buying a house no bigger than you need it to be does. I wonder what effect this will have on the McMansion populace.
 
2008-08-25 02:42:16 PM
docmattic: Up here in the Great White North, we're in a race against time... trying to reinsulate the house, attic included, before winter hits and the furnace kicks on.

I swear (both literally and figuratively) that Canada gets it in the neck both ways... freezing winters, hot and humid summers; you basically have to be ready to survive from -40 to +40 C.

Oh well, at least we get good healthcare and better beer.


Ah yeah, gotta love January up here.
 
2008-08-25 02:43:48 PM
Last year, we burned about $100 in oil a month. I'm going to be drilling some holes and checking the wall insulation like crazy in the next few weeks.

It looks like I'll be spending another winter playing with my caulk...
 
2008-08-25 02:45:19 PM
absoluteparanoia: Oh look! I found a personal heat retention device that will keep your heating bills low!

Oh nice, does that keep your pipes from freezing too?

/I live in sunny California, but just sayin.....
 
2008-08-25 02:52:17 PM
absoluteparanoia: Oh look! I found a personal heat retention device that will keep your heating bills low!

ecx.images-amazon.com

/approves...
 
2008-08-25 02:53:15 PM
suddenly I'm not ashamed to live in Florida.
 
2008-08-25 02:58:29 PM
Talon: How does your house get warm in the winter?

Sunlight

Talon: Unless, you live in a place where it's warm all the time?

SchlingFocker's profile says Texas.

I'm in Southern California

/actually, I do turn my heat on in the winter because I can't stand cold temperatures.

However, my winter bill is generally lower than my summer bill, despite the fact that I use a bit more energy in the winter. because during the winter, they raise the baseline allowance.
 
2008-08-25 02:59:19 PM
jasonthenino: suddenly I'm not ashamed to live in Florida.

Enjoy that while you can. November's coming ;)
 
2008-08-25 02:59:24 PM
benlonghair: RoxtarRyan: Wood stove.

/buy one
//haven't burned oil in almost 4 seasons

I will NEVER regret buying an outdoor wood boiler. Haven't touched oil in 3 seasons. It's awesome. (Except for loading it at 10pm with the wind blowing and it's -10* f)


I managed to get mine in and running before the town passed a ban on them.

/grandfather clauses FTW
 
2008-08-25 02:59:26 PM
Homeowners with natural gas, the most popular heating source in the USA, will pay $1,059, a 23.8% increase.

Honest question: How does the cost of oil make natural gas more expensive?
 
2008-08-25 03:02:14 PM
jst3p: Homeowners with natural gas, the most popular heating source in the USA, will pay $1,059, a 23.8% increase.

Honest question: How does the cost of oil make natural gas more expensive?


As oil becomes more expensive, people seek out alternative fuel sources. That includes natural gas. As demand for natural gas increases, the price rises accordingly.

Of course, this is just conjecture.
 
Displayed 50 of 100 comments

First | « | 1 | 2 | » | Last | Show all



This thread is archived, and closed to new comments.

Continue Farking
Submit a Link »






Report