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which is more cost efficient?

Posted by margee236 (My Page) on
Fri, Dec 14, 07 at 13:48

I have a brand new gas fireplace in my living room, which is where I spend most of my time after work in the winter. Which is more cost effective, to keep my gas fireplace at a comfortable but low level, or to keep my furnace at an equally low/comfortable level?
At first I thought the fireplace would be better because I'm only in the one room, BUT it's a continual flame as opposed to the furnace only kicking on and burning really hot for how ever long (I try to never go above 65). I've closed all the other vents in the house. AND it's a very old furnace.

What do you think?

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RE: which is more cost efficient?

I would think the new fireplace would do a better job with radiant and air heating. The temp seting is PERFECT by my experince. I keep all my places at 65 when home 59 when not.

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