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Old 01-25-2011, 06:09 AM
 
Location: Meggett, SC
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If it was up to ME, I wouldnt run the heat at all! But since I'm married......The wife keeps it at 72 for all 3 zones downstaris, UGH! The upstairs (frog) that zone is OFF. I need one room to escape to and cool off...Well that and the garage..
LOL! That's such a man. They are always too warm and women are always too cold.
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Old 01-25-2011, 06:44 AM
 
Location: Summerville
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If it was up to ME, I wouldnt run the heat at all! But since I'm married......The wife keeps it at 72 for all 3 zones downstaris, UGH! The upstairs (frog) that zone is OFF. I need one room to escape to and cool off...Well that and the garage..
My wife wouldn't turn it on either, but I have circulation issues and I get very cold very fast, I was even wearing gloves in the house one day then she finally turned the heat on.....
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Old 01-25-2011, 08:15 AM
 
Location: Cane-Bay Plantation
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I have circulation issues and I get very cold very fast, I was even wearing gloves in the house one day then she finally turned the heat on.....
Maybe all that wine has thinned out your blood
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Old 01-25-2011, 10:31 AM
 
Location: Summerville
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No it is the other way around, blood is too thick, not circulating correctly.....
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Old 01-25-2011, 10:34 AM
 
Location: Huntsville, Alabama
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I feel like I'm back home with my dad in Montana setting the temp to 65. I don't remember being cold all the time when I was a kid, I guess 65 feels pretty good when it is below zero outside. I don't think I even own any sweaters - looking at family photos, we all had sweaters....
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Old 01-25-2011, 12:36 PM
 
Location: Mt Pleasant, SC
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$160 for 1200sq ft townhome. Way too high considering I have a fire 2-3 nights per week & have the heat set on 60 those nights. I moved down here from CO excited about warmer winters. Love it down here but I'm still waiting for the warmer weather..... This Sat will be a fun day of weatherstripping the crap out of my place in an attempt to get those bills down!
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Old 01-25-2011, 01:35 PM
 
Location: North Charleston/Summerville, SC
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Our combined electric and gas bill was right at $300 for our 3400 square foot home that was just built this year. We did not opt for the better wall insulation/higher SEER furnace package for $6500 (which also qualified for a lower rate from SCE&G) because I calculated that it would take me over 20 years to recoup that money.

I'm at home during the day with two small children, and my husband works from home, too. We keep both thermostats on 72, but most of the rooms only register at 68 on a thermometer. We don't use our gas fireplace very much (more for looks... I didn't purchase the blower option) and most of our Christmas lights were LED. We do have several TVs going all day, as well as several computers.

This is the highest bill we've had since we moved in June 2010. Our previous high was $240 in the heat of summer (electric A/C vs gas heat, I guess).
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Old 01-25-2011, 02:11 PM
 
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I find it funny how SCE&G said bills would not be impacted just before the cold snaps. They sure do try to make you feel good before robbing you blind.

Here is a clip from a few weeks ago when SCE&G were talking about this very subject, " SCE&G spokesman Eric Boomhower says bills won't see much of an impact from the frigid weather because bills are based on normal temperatures, not actual ones. Some SCE&G customers paid double and triple their normal power bills to stay warm during last January¬'s cold snap.
In July, SCE&G started a weather normalization program designed to keep customers' electric bills more consistent, even during extreme weather."
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Old 01-25-2011, 04:15 PM
 
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So with your gas and electric, do any of you use heat from a fireplace running propane to heat the house?
If so is this used all the time, or do you turn it on as needed?
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Old 01-25-2011, 05:06 PM
 
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3900 sq ft at $345, electric AND gas.... buy new
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