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Old 11-30-2006, 09:37 AM
 
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Default Heating homes?

Hello all! I was wondering if any of you might help me out with a little bit of information. My dh and I are in the process of moving to Anchorage, I was trying to estimate how much it would cost us to live up there. I have everything figured out but the heating part... do most homes heat on oil or gas. I only assumed it would be oil but what the heck do I know? lol.
I do appreciate any information you all can give. Thanks!
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Old 11-30-2006, 10:12 AM
 
Location: Oregon
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Gas. For an idea of what it'll run you, find a home advertised for sale online that is close to what you're looking for and call Enstar with the address to ask what the average bill is. They don't allow the posting of links here, but if you Google "Enstar" it's the first site that comes up.
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Old 11-30-2006, 10:18 AM
 
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Thank you. I'll give it a try.
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Old 12-08-2006, 05:50 AM
 
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Depending on where you live in Anchorage maybe a toyostove would be a good option for you. We heat a 1700 sq. foot home with a Toyostove and it does an awesome job. Burns about .3 gallons of heating fuel an hour on the low setting.
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Old 01-18-2007, 11:02 AM
 
Location: Seward, Alaska
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Anchorage is 99% natural gas. It's been over 12yrs since I moved from there, so haven't kept track of heating costs; but I hear it's crept up sharply over the years. Kenai/Soldotna are a mix of gas and oil heat, depending on whether there is a gas service line nearby, or not. Small towns, like Seward where I live, are mostly oil heat, with a small percentage burning wood. I use a Toyo stove, and its likely the most efficient of the oil heating types. My heating bill in the coldest months: Dec, Jan, Feb usually runs around $10 to $15 a day, which is a LOT, but in the summer it drifts down to almost nothing. No gas line available down here.
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Old 01-18-2007, 11:17 AM
 
Location: Naptowne, Alaska
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And gas prices have just increased big time. If you consider using a woodstove as a backup, firewood will cost over 100 bucks a cord as well.
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Old 05-07-2009, 07:11 PM
 
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Would anyone be willing to post their monthly heating cost for ALASKA'S Dec, Jan, Feb 2008, pls? Thanks.
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Old 05-07-2009, 07:41 PM
 
Location: Wasilla
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We averaged 100$ a month on natural gas/forced air to heat a VERY small 900 sq foot home this winter past in the Valley........
(did I mention it was kinda small?????)
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Old 05-07-2009, 07:48 PM
 
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Ten bucks.
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