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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 01-29-2008, 12:58 PM
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Yeah, they are old aluminum framed cheap-o windows. I did some quick price checks and it looks like new windows are going to be one of the most expensive upgrades we do. I guess I'll be learning how to install my own windows.
Martin, if you replace your windows let me know. My co-worker's son that does roofs did my co-worker's windows last year. They installed them together and he said it wasn't that bad. Not sure but he might be able to get you windows cheaper on contractor pricing and give you tips/tricks on installation.
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Martin, if you replace your windows let me know. My co-worker's son that does roofs did my co-worker's windows last year. They installed them together and he said it wasn't that bad. Not sure but he might be able to get you windows cheaper on contractor pricing and give you tips/tricks on installation.
Very Cool, thanks! I'll get the info when we get closer.
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Old 01-29-2008, 02:09 PM
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Martin I'd suggest you get y'self a nice wood stove insert, with a blower. Then come over in about a month and help me clear some trees.. I've pretty much picked out where I want the play areas and ski slopes to be now. 4 or 5 trailer loads oughta do it, then next winter you can see how long you can go before the heater turns on.
Nak, if you need trees cleared let me know. We try to get three cords of wood for every winter. If you need any trees cleared we can help.
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Jan bill was $118. Gas and Electric. Gas portion is $22. Ranch with 1900 main floor and 1200 basement. All are heated. 68 deg during day (6am-10pm). 62 deg night. So math sez .04 for total and .01 for gas portion. Gotta love sleeping on a heated water bed.
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Old 01-29-2008, 08:53 PM
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Wow, that's low. Do you have a wood burning fireplace?
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Our home was built in 04 and it comes out to .037, which sounds good to me. We keep the whole house at 68 during the day and drop to 65 at night. We do use a programmable thermostat though.
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Nope, no fire place. Gas forced air. The house was built in 1960. Back then the theory was that you didn't need any insulation in the walls cuz the great Colorado sun we all know and enjoy will heat the house up during the day and wallah. I have insulated many walls since we moved with room rebuild projects and that has helped alot. But still need to do something in the attic area. New windows would also be nice. But there we go with those projects again.
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