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do you have a fireplace?

Posted by on Oct. 27, 2013 at 11:28 AM
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If so do you use it to save money on heating?
I'm down here in Louisiana and we have pretty mild winters. Usually only gets really cold at night and it likes to warm up every few days and "winter" only really lasts 2-3 months. Our central heat doesn't even work right now. It needs to be replaced but reallt can't afford it yet. Maybe in a few years. And with all the hurricanes around here we get a ton of free wood so we usually like to warm the house up with a good ole fire since our house isn't too big. We also have space heaters for those cold mornings and use blankets and the kids all have warm pj's. A lot of peoples electric bill goes up in winter months. ours goes down. We haven't used the ac in a week. But haven't needed any heat. :-)
by on Oct. 27, 2013 at 11:28 AM
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eviesmom453
by Member on Oct. 27, 2013 at 11:28 AM

Yes, we have 2. And we just use them once in a blue moon.

pixiemg1
by Bronze Member on Oct. 27, 2013 at 11:35 AM
We have a gas one & I use it all winter long.
jsbuck
by Janet on Oct. 27, 2013 at 11:36 AM

We have a wood burning one, but never use it.  

chrisnjoesmom
by Adrienne on Oct. 27, 2013 at 11:44 AM
No but it's only "cold" here a few days a year. They are pretty, though.
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aneela
by 80sTardisGirl4Gore on Oct. 27, 2013 at 12:23 PM

no we dont

mismaggie
by New Member on Oct. 27, 2013 at 1:07 PM
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We have one and use it daily from November through february. My husband cuts our firewood so it doesn't cost us anything and we normally even have extra cords to sell. We love our fireplace.
michiganmom116
by Rhonda on Oct. 27, 2013 at 1:19 PM

We don't have a fireplace...we have a wood furnace. 


chicken13
by Silver Member on Oct. 27, 2013 at 1:21 PM

Wood stove.  It's our main heat source.

AEB_MRB
by on Oct. 27, 2013 at 1:33 PM

besides the room your in fireplaces are a waste....

Quoting michiganmom116:

We don't have a fireplace...we have a wood furnace. 



michiganmom116
by Rhonda on Oct. 27, 2013 at 1:41 PM

They can also let cold air in when they're not in use.

Quoting AEB_MRB:

besides the room your in fireplaces are a waste....

Quoting michiganmom116:

We don't have a fireplace...we have a wood furnace. 





Rhonda

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