electric or propane

Discussion in 'Social Club' started by Brake, May 27, 2009.

  1. Brake

    Brake Active Member

    Jan 28, 2005
    Livingston Co MO
    furnace? Which is best and most cost effective?
     
  2. Ghost Hunter

    Ghost Hunter Well-Known Member

    Jan 3, 2003
    I like electric because of the safety factor.
     

  3. yankee

    yankee Senior Member

    imo corn, i warmed my home all winter, 2500 sq ft and a good michigan winter, kept it at 70 and warmed the home for approx 1200$ for the season
     
  4. hillbilly

    hillbilly Senior Member

    Dec 27, 2006
    Fulton Mo
  5. Brake

    Brake Active Member

    Jan 28, 2005
    Livingston Co MO
    [rquote=1277193&tid=89385&author=hillbilly]Electric:cheers:[/rquote]y do you say electric? cost?
     
  6. UrbanHunter

    UrbanHunter Well-Known Member

  7. Mule

    Mule Well-Known Member

    Sep 27, 2003
    Franklin County, MO
    If you are going to Air Condition also, take a good look at a Hybrid Heat Pump system. The HP takes care of the house in the mild temperatures 30+. Below that, the gas furnace takes over. Both operate in the temperature ranges where they are most effecient.

    u2u if you want to discuss details.
     
  8. leasburg

    leasburg Well-Known Member

    Jul 27, 2007
    South County MO
    i work for the gas company.........electric is cheaper
     
  9. ducks1

    ducks1 New Member

    Feb 10, 2008
    flo.missouri
    ELECTRIC IS CHEAPER ,BUT IT PHYSICS TOO. BET YOU GUYS DIDNT THINK I KNEW ABOUT THAT HUH. YOU ARE BLOWIN COOL AIR OVER HOT COILS. GAS IS WARMER AND MOISTER. I AHVE ELECTRIC AND WHEN ITS COLD OUT IT NEVER SHUTS OFFAND IS A DRY HEAT SO YOU HAVE TO RUN A HUMIDIFIER ALL THE THE TIME.
     
  10. PMan

    PMan Retired

    Dec 3, 2002
    My home is all Electric------:cheers:
     
  11. ducks1

    ducks1 New Member

    Feb 10, 2008
    flo.missouri
    [rquote=1277282&tid=89385&author=Plasticman]My home is all Electric------:cheers:[/rquote]
    mine is too.:dancin::dancin::dancin::dancin:
     
  12. yankee

    yankee Senior Member

    i heat with corn, and clothes dryer is gas, oven is electric, hot water is gas, something bothers me when ya mix hot water and electric heat coils
     
  13. ducks1

    ducks1 New Member

    Feb 10, 2008
    flo.missouri
    [rquote=1277292&tid=89385&author=yankee]i heat with corn, and clothes dryer is gas, oven is electric, hot water is gas, something bothers me when ya mix hot water and electric heat coils[/rquote]
    soon the house will all be gfci protected just wait its comin.
     
  14. X-Tennessean

    X-Tennessean Member

    565
    Nov 18, 2008
    Sikeston
    Hard to beat the ole wood stove !!!:woot:
     
  15. jaytee

    jaytee New Member

    Jan 28, 2007
    Fair Grove
    Gas all the way. No worries when the power goes out, like due to an ice storm or tornado. 'Course most folks now probably have a generator but I still like gas.
     
  16. Big L

    Big L Trapper Groupie

    Aug 8, 2008
    Bonne Terre
    propane fluctuates last year it cost the ol man about $2.25 gallon,they called him a couple days ago its $1.20 right now so he filled up.
     
  17. FisherBoy

    FisherBoy New Member

    292
    Sep 29, 2003
    Central Missouri
    I know if I ever redid things, I go with the ground source heat pump. In the long run it's cheaper, plus Obama has some big discounts for them this year.
     
  18. mobiggerbucks

    mobiggerbucks New Member

    Jul 21, 2005
    lake of the ozarks
    Don't wory about it . The cost of propane fluctuates so wildly that you can't do any long term planning . The cost of electrc is slowly going up and will not stop in my lifetime .The bottom line is ,,,,,,, insulation . That is the ONLY thing that you can put in a house that will pay for its self . Think about it .
     
  19. Chairman

    Chairman Senior Member

    Dec 2, 2002
    Henry County
    [rquote=1277282&tid=89385&author=Plasticman]My home is all Electric------:cheers:[/rquote]


    Same here!
     
  20. Rut-N-Strut

    Rut-N-Strut New Member

    445
    Dec 19, 2006
    Jefferson City, MO
    [rquote=1277691&tid=89385&author=mobiggerbucks] Don't wory about it . The cost of propane fluctuates so wildly that you can't do any long term planning . The cost of electrc is slowly going up and will not stop in my lifetime .The bottom line is ,,,,,,, insulation . That is the ONLY thing that you can put in a house that will pay for its self . Think about it . [/rquote]

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