C0rf: Wife and I bought a home two years ago that had been renovated to use all electric appliances and HVAC. The electric "furnace" is like a breath of lukewarm air costing $300 monthly to operate when the temperature gets down below freezing, and that's just in Maryland. I'm annoyed at the prospect of ripping out a nearly-new setup to replace it with natural gas if I want effective warmth between November and February...And this guy was switching TO electrical heat? In Canada?! Brrr.
C0rf: And this guy was switching TO electrical heat? In Canada?! Brrr.
PsychoPhil: I never understood the alure of oil heat. It's noisy, you have to get the tank refilled every now and then, it's not as efficient as gas, you need to have someone service it EVERY year, it smells bad, etc etc etc.What's the big drawback of gas? You *might* be that one-in-a-million home that blows up due to a leak? It's about all the oil companies up here have to advertise anymore, with the cost of home heating oil where it is...
abhorrent1: Not that I think it's the home owners fault but...If you took the oil tank out of service, don't you think it would be a good idea to cap it or otherwise block off the fill tube?/don't know how they work//not living like it's 1899
Oznog: I'm baffled why the north doesn't use natural gas, isn't it much cheaper than oil? I know that you guys use a lot MORE heat than we do!
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