So for the last two years, even though we’ve put in more energy efficient doors, put on a new roof, added installation in the crawl space and installed a high efficiency furnace, our heating bills for the winter keep going up.
And yes, I realize this is a problem for…oh, well… everyone?
I guess I had been hoping that our bills would at least stay level…but no luck.
So now, as winter is crashing down on us like a drunk missing the curb after bar-time, I’m looking for other solutions- keeping the thermostat low when we aren’t home, trying to bundle up more, layers and layers and layers, so on and so forth. I also recently received a magazine featuring THIS from Plow and Hearth…
Do I know that the fake flames are cheesy? Yes…yes I do…
But part of me thinks that we could turn down the heat, fire this baby up, and stay relatively warm this winter with one of those puppies. Am I delusional? Does anyone have any experience with electric stoves/fireplaces? Do they work? Or would I actually have to sit on top of it to get any of the warmth?
All answers I need to know before I start wandering through my local home improvement store shivering as I look for this – or a less expensive equivalent.