Skip to comments.Heat bills will soar this year (Oil @ $4.39 a gallon - and rising)
Posted on 06/22/2008 7:48:43 AM PDT by Libloather
275 gallons @ $4.39 = $1207.25. Pray for global warming.
Not mine! Wood is as free as it was 20 years ago when I started heating with it. ;O)
Yep. I’m dreading this winter.
I feel for all of you who heat with oil. It’s not used much here in Texas but I remember from the years I lived in the D.C. area that many, many homes use it because it used to be the most economical way to heat.
Dude! Why not get me excited about the coming winter? LOL
If I lived in the north I think I’d be tracking down a lot of wood for the stove this winter. You can’t even imagine how many fallen trees were brought to landfills after Katrina. What a huge waste!
Why in the world do we still have homes that heat with oil? There are over 8 million homes in the U.S. that still use oil to heat. That is the most useless thing I can think of to do with oil. We need to get more Nuclear Plants on line so we and get all homes off heating oil. That should be a priority of the next administration. Its the low hanging fruit that can be tackled now. I can understand how it may be a few decades before we can have good reliable non-petroleum engines for cars, but getting homes off oil and get that oil back in the market for other purposes can be done now.
in california, you cannot burn your fireplace except for certain days. the envirowackos have caused a real problem here.
believe i heard yesterday mccain wants to build a lot of nuclear power plants through out the country.
Because where I live, W PA, if you live outside the city limits, you do not have natural gas available.
I live about 8 mis. from what was the first nuclear power plant in the country which is now burning coal. When it was producing elecricity from the reactor, it was one of the MOST expensive power cos. per kilowatt/hr. in the country. Heating with electric heat unless the home was built with it, is not only outrageously expensive, but COLD. (I have lived in converted houses.)
Some people around here use LPG for heating. That used to be the equivalent of running your car 24/7, but now costs even more than that.
Oil was always the most economical method other than burning wood. It no longer is, but unless you own a woods and the equipment (a chain saw, a tractor, a log splitter, and have most days free in the summer to cut, haul, split and stack) it is expensive, not to mention you need oil or something for back-up in the event that you will not be home to feed your furnace.
In Weatern Pa, you look around a little and you'll find available wood everywhere for the taking. Also had a sawmill near my place back east; slabs were awful cheap by the trkload; they couldn't get rid of them and weren't allowed to burn huge bonfires of them either.
You have caused me to violate the Tenth Commandment!
It's bad enough we're being jacked hammered by these outrageous fuel prices...I just can't imagine living in a cold weather state, and having to pay these prices just to heat a home. Cold weather starts kicking in about 4 months.
I live in suburban southern california. We bought a wood burning stove 2 years ago and heat our house with only wood. Who specifically is going to stop you?
I feel for you. I could never live in a nanny state like California. It was bad enough the last time I was there in '71'. It has gotten considerably worse.
Not statewide...maybe in your area, but sure not around here (of course I'm in the low desert, so heating is pretty much of a non-event).
No taxes (prop,school,income, sales,ect) no zoning, no comprehensive plans, no law enforcement, no services, no govt beurocracy. We do have too many mosquitoes right now and it does get awful cold come february, but I wouldn't want govt here to get it solved
Best part, without all the govt junk; believe it or not, We never lock doors or take keys outta anything. Hasn't been a murder in 30 years and that boy was drownd for stealin. Don't somehow seen right when everybody has a pistol on their side for bear protection.
We too live there, however, we fortunately only had to use the heater 2 times last winter.
Even then we could have gotten by without it.