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Old 01-01-2008, 04:13 PM
 
Location: Fountain Inn SC
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Why are so many houses all electric? I just bought a house. The hot water tank is electric but, the previous tank must have been gas. The gas hookup is there and there is a vent out the wall that is now plugged. Why? Why would anyone switch from gas to electric? The house has gas heat but everything else is electric. am I missing something? Is electric so much cheaper here?
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Old 01-01-2008, 08:25 PM
 
Location: home state of Myrtle Beach!
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Our home is all electric. We have a different billing rate but I don't know what the difference would be. I'll try to find.
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Old 01-02-2008, 10:44 PM
 
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In certain places, like Greer where the CPW is a monopoly, gas is outrageous.
I was once charged over $500 for gas alone, for one month, for a 1600 sq ft house, during a cold snap.
If it gets cold out the gas prices go waaay up.

I've yet to get my first bill from Piedmont gas, but i'm scared to see it come.

Paying for gas heat for the last 8 years has been at times impossible.
I would go all electric in a heartbeat.
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Old 01-31-2008, 07:38 AM
 
Location: Simpsonville
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Gas heat is expensive! So much more than electric that when our current gas furnace dies, I'm going to look into replacing it with an electric one. Last month our gas bill was $160 (we only use it for heat, nothing else). The electric bill was only $92. And we keep our house pretty cold (67 during day, 63 at night). We also have a $15 per month fee for the gas pack pilot light even when we aren't using the gas (April-September). I've had all electric houses before and found them nowhere near as expensive, utility-wise.
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Old 01-31-2008, 10:09 AM
 
Location: Hollywood, FL
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Default Gas vs Electric

I once lived in Greensboro Nc, where a lot of places have gas fireplaces.
The locals advised that it is best to have one for winter in times where the power will go out due to ice storms, wind and other reasons. If that is not the case where you live then maybe you wont need gas unless you love cooking ona gas stove.
tcar509
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Old 02-10-2008, 02:54 PM
 
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Why are so many houses all electric? I just bought a house. The hot water tank is electric but, the previous tank must have been gas. The gas hookup is there and there is a vent out the wall that is now plugged. Why? Why would anyone switch from gas to electric? The house has gas heat but everything else is electric. am I missing something? Is electric so much cheaper here?
2/10/08 Hi! I'm building a home in Boiling Springs, S.C. and it's heated by gas. Hope I'm doing the right thing.......would appreciate any comments. Can reach me at greatspark@sbcglobal.net or here on this board. Thanks...............Tony
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