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Old 02-12-2011, 07:38 PM
 
Location: Yucaipa, California
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Does anyone in ca not use their heater (gas or electric) during the winter ?
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Old 02-12-2011, 07:40 PM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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It depends on where in CA. I lived in the S.F. bay Area 40 years, and always had to use the heater in winter, as it sometimes got below freezing outside in winter in Lafayette, Castro Valley, and even Oakland.
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Old 02-12-2011, 07:47 PM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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This winter so far has been very mild. I've used our gas furnaces maybe 20 times for 30 minutes/time in the mornings to get the house temp from around 65 to 68 degreesF.
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Old 02-12-2011, 08:03 PM
 
Location: San Francisco
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When I lived in Monterey my apartment had a southern exposure and was well insulated. I lived there four years and didn't turn the heater on once. It also didn't have air conditioning (and didn't need any). My house in the Sunset District does need heating in the evenings in the winter. Summer - I just put on sweats when its foggy and cool.
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Old 02-12-2011, 08:09 PM
 
Location: San Diego CA
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We do not use the heater and we do not have A/C either.

Ceiling fans and a pool in the summer work, and layers in the colder months.

We do have a fireplace, but have not used it for a couple of years.
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Old 02-12-2011, 08:31 PM
 
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I use it very little. It can get down into the low 50s on the coldest nights in the bedroom which has two outside walls, but other rooms stay a bit warmer. On the other hand, I'll run the AC as much as a I need since I really dislike being hot and sticky.
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Old 02-12-2011, 08:47 PM
 
Location: California
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I didn't use it at my old house. It was an old wall furnace, and it made a lot of noise when it ran so we rarely used it. We did have a plug in portable heater in the baby's room. No AC and no fans either. The weather was mild, the house small and extremely well made. In my new place we noticed right away that the location, weather, and the house itself were not going to let us get away with that.
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Old 02-12-2011, 08:47 PM
 
Location: Yucaipa, California
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I havent used my funace heater in 12 yrs but i have used my quartz heater & my bills were never high due to having a old electric meter. Now that the smart meter was installed yesterday i stored my heater away in the shed. Since noon yesterday i have consumed 7 KWh. Last billing cycle (32 days) i used 47 KWh.
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Old 02-13-2011, 04:54 AM
 
Location: Liberal Coast
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We don't use the heater. Also, during the summer we don't use the A/C, and we live the San Gabriel Valley.
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Old 02-13-2011, 01:29 PM
 
Location: Coachella Valley, California
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I'm in the Coachella Valley - rarely use the heater.
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