Thoughts on house heating
I once thought that maybe getting solar panels would save us a lot of money however after this winter I know that is wrong! Our electricity usage is inexpensive (about 40 dollars a month even when we have an electric dryer)
however our gas costs keep going up and up! We have been conserving more than ever and our gas cost was still over 200 dollars this past month. We keep our house at 58-60 degrees. We have gas heating, gas water heater, gas stove.
During the summer we use hardly any gas so I know most of the gas is going to heat the house. Our house is old however we do have new windows and insulation (although we want to put in more)
I don't think our gas prices are high because we are not energy efficient, they are high because the gas costs are high. This makes me wonder about people that don't conserve. Are we paying too much still or are people paying 300 and over just for gas!!??
So what can we do about it? I am sure lots of people have this problem. Installing solar won't help us because we don't use electricity to heat our house. We do use a pellet stove to keep costs down.
How can people save money when they are already conserving as much as they can?
Are there any ways that would be more efficient to heat our house?