Last year I did an experiment. Would heating with an electric room heater in each room be more expensive than heating with my gas furnace? I found out the electric heaters are much more expensive than turning up my thermostat on my gas heater. So if you're chilly, you can forget the electric heaters, just turn up the thermostat 1-2 degrees.
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Very good tips, Chuck! I wear long underwear and wool socks indoors; I am always nice and comfortable. My place of work is also cold so I wear long underwear to work too. At night, when watching tv and it is cold we have afghans to cover with.
Being born/raised in TX, a most temperate climate,
when I traveled/moved with my ex-husband for years, regardless of what I wore, I could NOT get warm enough because my hands, nose, and lips were so affected by the cold air when living up North.
I count my blessings every minute that I don't have to suffer any longer now that I'm home again. God
bless those of you who have had to just get used to it, and who live all bundled up much of the year. Plan to come get warm for a few years down south.
Most folks who do seldom ever want to leave. lol
I've found that using just one space heater in the living room, where I spend most of my at-home time, is more economical than turning up the thermostat on my gas furnace to heat up the whole house. But if you have small children, of course you have to keep the whole house warmer.
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