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Old 11-04-13, 02:17 PM   #81
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Yikes, that seems like a lot to heat one room. Have you considered going to an electric mattress pad? They pull WAY less power than that heater. Then you could put your heater on a timer so it doesn't have to run all night long.

Here is a great example:

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On the highest setting it only uses 43W vs the oil heater that is using 1000W.

If you could just run the oil heater for say 2 hours before you get up, you could save yourself 5.75 kWh per night. For most of us, that is around $0.70 a night. After a year you'd be $255 ahead minus the cost of a mattress pad which is like $50-100.

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Old 11-06-13, 11:09 AM   #82
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It isn't so much a cold bed I have trouble getting out of the warm bed lol

I should probably sleep in some heavier pajamas.
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Yeah, that could definitely help. If that doesn't get you all the way there, I would definitely give the timer a shot though. You should be able to REALLY cut down on the power usage with one. They're really cheap too.
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My house is from the 70's and so is the insulation. Right now I don't have the budget to add insulation so my daily energy consumption is between 20 and 30kwh. I have been doing a few things to reduce that but I have a 13 year old heat pump and 30 year old furnace... I wish I could just park my Jeep in my room at night... 600lb iron block...that sucker will keep you warm for hours!
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Weekdays: 70 morning, 60 leave, 68 return, 65 night.
Weekends same but no leave, goes from 70 to 68 @ 9:00am.
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Old 11-09-13, 09:56 AM   #86
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Low 60s. Helps with losing weight and really gets my PC to perform great.
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My house is from the 70's and so is the insulation. Right now I don't have the budget to add insulation so my daily energy consumption is between 20 and 30kwh. I have been doing a few things to reduce that but I have a 13 year old heat pump and 30 year old furnace... I wish I could just park my Jeep in my room at night... 600lb iron block...that sucker will keep you warm for hours!
Duct the air from the garage (or front of the Jeep if you don't have a garage) to the heat pump outdoor unit.
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I have tried 62F for the last month and its a bit cold so I put it up to 64F. With my block house if do temp swings I loose the thermal mass effect


Got my first heating bill this week and had a few questions for people, how does your bill look month to month from Oct- April? I would expect it go up as it gets colder out but by how much? what typical for you?
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Old 11-09-13, 05:04 PM   #88
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Check out the link in my sig. It goes over my bills... yeah I really need to update it too haha.
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you do need to update it..... any progress on the site being able to help log energy usage? should just be a fuel log modified a bit.....
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We have an energy tracker... its um... still in development and has been for quite some time.

http://ecorenovator.org/forum/forum-...our-input.html

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