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View Poll Results: average cost per square foot to heat your home in winter
.01 - .10 10 66.67%
.11 - .15 2 13.33%
.16 - .20 0 0%
.21 - .25 0 0%
.26 - .30 2 13.33%
over .30 1 6.67%
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Old 01-28-2008, 04:25 PM
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Just curious, if you heat your house with a natural gas furnace, what is your typical monthly bill looking like? Divide your monthly gas bill by the square footage of your house and take the poll.

I just got my first natural gas bill for our new (to us) house. Seems outrageously high. I'm at .28 ! Only the furnace and hot water heater run on gas and since we are not living there yet, we haven't used the hot water much. We've had the thermostat set at 65. Am I just being cheap, or does it seem like something is wrong?
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119.25 / 744 = .16
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Old 01-28-2008, 04:29 PM
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crap, you make me feel better. my furnace some nights hasn't even shut off and i'm at .15. of course my heater is set at 56 overnights and weekdays, 62 early morning and from 6pm-10pm
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744 / 119.25 = 6.24
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bill divided by sq ft.
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.12 counting the basement, with steam heat, and a new, highest efficiency boiler made (90%) and a programmable thermostat... That was for december, and I am home a lot in in december. If you don't count the basement, as it's really on the family room that we use, and no heating registers (just a few exposed pipes), I go to .16666666666666

best thing you can do is get a programmable thermostat to only run the times you need it to. reduced our bill by close to 40%

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depends on how cold it is. last month I paid ~.15 usually it's way less than that though. The last month bill was a cold month plus with ah yungin and wife I gotta keep it at 70. I'd love to keep it at 65 . I think it's usually about .10
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100$/2000 ft2 = 0.05 for December. Its a 1957 ranch house with a 10 year old high efficiency forced air furnace and some blown in insulation. I must be doing something right.
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Last month was coldest and highest this season. Plus we had the gas fireplace insert on a lot but since Amy isn't living downstairs right now the basement is turned off. Hot water baseboards throughout (even the garage) high efficiency boiler. EDIT: I can't stand a cold house so in the morning and evening the main floor is 70* and the off peak times are 60*(garage is on a return line....no thermostat....stays about 50-55 on a cold month.

298.18/3908= .076
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