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Old 05-13-2010, 01:15 PM
 
Location: Twin Lakes /Taconic / Salisbury
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If thats true I'd be interested to know who has control of the Tstat, and/or what levels are on the actually Tstat. For anyone that hasn't lived in CT the past 2-3 years when electric has skyrocketed, it's not uncommon to see electric bills of 400-700 a month even for small places, around 1,000 sq ft, during the winter with electric heat.
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Old 05-13-2010, 04:56 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Hi,
We are looking for a condo in Branford to rent. We found one that we really like, but it has an electric baseboard heating type. Is it really bad/expensive? We moved to CT form Texas last year and were really shocked by the heat prices . Our current appartment has gas heating, and we still pay $ 280 a month on average in winter. Does it become much worse with electric baseboard heating ?
Thanks a lot!
As somebody once said: "The only thing more costly than electric resistance heating would be to burn down your house for the warmth of the fire."
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Old 05-13-2010, 08:31 PM
 
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Thanks everybody for your responses! I've learned so much! Unfortunately (or, I guess, fortunately) the condo has been rented by somebody else. We'll keep looking, but we will probably not consider places with electric heat anymore.
On a different note - it is unbelievably hard to find reasonable rentals in Branford...
Thanks again!
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Old 05-18-2010, 08:34 AM
 
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Electric heat is expensive and also - it's a very dry heat - you'll need a humidifier to help offset the dry static air it creates. Move on!
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