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Any ideas on how to lower gas heating bills?

This is our second winter in our house, & the heating bill was crazy last year, & it was still cold most of the time. This year we have to keep the heat higher we have a new baby coming in Nov. Anything I can do beside plastic on the windows & draft things on the doors?

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My_o_me_x_3

Asked by My_o_me_x_3 at 8:08 PM on Oct. 13, 2010 in Home & Garden

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  • Use space heaters, blankets, sweaters. Babies are heartier than we think. Blanket sleepers are nice for babies to spend time in during the winter. I also take advantage of the oven. When I bake things, I leave the oven partway open after it's done to heat the house and I also open drapes to let the sun help warm (light energy is transformed into heat energy only after it bounces off of an object, so sunning the house is effective).

    Good luck!
    Ati_13

    Answer by Ati_13 at 8:41 PM on Oct. 13, 2010

  • Put storms up on windows (if they apply to your home) then caulk all gaps around windows
    get a hot water heater blanket and wrap it... go to the basement (if you have one) make sure
    that all windows down there are sealed/caulked and plastic if need be... go around the outside
    of the house and seal all cracks that you find... cold can get in from anywhere
    Plastic can be your best friend when the heat bills go up... also layer the clothing you wear...
    Safety approved electric space heaters, but ONLY during the day keeping the heat lower then
    and a little higher in the evening hrs.
    If you have a real fire place and have no intentions of using it, seal it off. new weather stripping
    on all of your doors If you don't have carpet on the floors, you might want to get a few large throw rugs
    for the floors
    Basically if you feel a draft coming from somewhere, seal it off
    My bills went from 300.00 1 winter to 130.00 the next bc we s
    gmasboy

    Answer by gmasboy at 9:39 PM on Oct. 13, 2010

  • gas costs more than electric. Use electric space heaters. They cost about $30, have a thermostate, & automatic shutoff if tipped. Saves us about $100/month on our bill. Get some rubber backed curtains. Garage sales & resale shops like goodwill are good places to get them cheap. Check with your local social services to see if there is a weatherization program in your area.
    motherofhope98

    Answer by motherofhope98 at 7:40 AM on Oct. 14, 2010

  • ours is gas too & ya pricey alright we are on a set monthly plan to help with that as winter is brutal
    sarasmommy777

    Answer by sarasmommy777 at 10:01 PM on Oct. 14, 2010

  • also get floor heaters to warm up certain room we have one for the livingroom & bedrooms.
    sarasmommy777

    Answer by sarasmommy777 at 10:02 PM on Oct. 14, 2010

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