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Old 07-24-2020, 10:00 AM
 
Location: Glendale queens
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Any thoughts about having an electric heating house? Will my bill be through the roof? Should I use electric cooking or should I use gas instead(it's optional).It's av1250sq ft living space if that helps. Any input will help.
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Old 07-24-2020, 10:32 AM
 
Location: Town of Islip
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Id say it depends how well insulated your home is. I have forced air heat in most of my house but the carport was converted to a living space by the previous owner in the 70’s. That room has electric baseboard in it. When the previous owner upgraded the windows in the house they did not upgrade the windows in this added living space and they were single pane. The electric from the heat in just this one room was pretty expensive. I got new windows in this room and added insulation and sheet rock to a few areas that were paneled a few years back and it made a big difference in the cost.
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Old 07-24-2020, 10:35 AM
 
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Electric will be more expensive than gas, yes. If you have the option, go gas.
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Old 07-24-2020, 10:46 AM
 
Location: Glendale queens
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Id say it depends how well insulated your home is. I have forced air heat in most of my house but the carport was converted to a living space by the previous owner in the 70’s. That room has electric baseboard in it. When the previous owner upgraded the windows in the house they did not upgrade the windows in this added living space and they were single pane. The electric from the heat in just this one room was pretty expensive. I got new windows in this room and added insulation and sheet rock to a few areas that were paneled a few years back and it made a big difference in the cost.
Windows are all Brand New.. It's a renovated building. Thanks for input.
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Old 07-24-2020, 10:48 AM
 
Location: Glendale queens
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Electric will be more expensive than gas, yes. If you have the option, go gas.
Really? I was thinking of trying it out with the heat for a couple of months then if it was outrageous to switch to gas. Thanks for input.
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Old 07-24-2020, 11:04 AM
 
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Op didn’t you buy a home with heatpumps? If so let them run this winter season and see what your bill is before jumping to install gas.
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Old 07-24-2020, 11:36 AM
 
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Really? I was thinking of trying it out with the heat for a couple of months then if it was outrageous to switch to gas. Thanks for input.
Well certainly that's not a terrible idea, see what your bills are actually like if you already have electric and then do a cost analysis - how much will the conversion cost, what the monthly savings will be, and how long it will take to recoup the cost of the conversion vs. how long you plan to live there. But purely based on fuel costs, gas will be cheaper.
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Old 07-24-2020, 12:50 PM
 
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People tend to prefer gas it seems
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Old 07-24-2020, 01:24 PM
 
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It'll be expensive unless you like it cold.
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Old 07-24-2020, 06:52 PM
 
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This all depends on the units age and type. My aunts condo new build has electric heat it’s 1300sq ft she keeps place at 70. He winter bills are $75. It’s slow to heat and takes a while to get warm gas would be better. The new ones are crazy efficient.
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