Friday, January 20, 2012

Propane Refill

It got really cold here this week, down to 18 below without wind chill.  We were getting low on propane so I called to have it refilled.  It cost $1394 for 774 gallons.  It was $1.80 per gallon.  Not such a bad price considering it is January.

I really miss having natural gas.  It is a much more efficient way to heat a house.  Unfortunately, we live in the country and they don't have natural gas lines here.  Oh well.  You win some and you lose some. 

How do you heat your home?  Do you like your method?

9 comments:

  1. We have natural gas..but forced air. I would rather have radiators. We had radiators in my home growing up and it was the best heat.

    But gas is pretty inexpensive right now so we are lucky

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  2. Wow, I remember propane when we lived in the Dakotas. We have natural gas, but our utilities are expensive. We have a big house and it is always cold. We just bundle up. I do not miss your cold weather or the wind chill. But I miss the ice skating every day. I miss the ducks coming up over the slough and quacking as you took a walk.

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  3. I am in Ontario, Canada and we heat mostly with propane. We also have electric baseboard heaters, but we rarely use them.
    We have found the propane to be relatively economical - certainly cheaper than only electric heat anyway. We are outside of town so natural gas isn't an option.

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  4. We have an oil furnace here and it hurts whenever we have to fill it in our rental. We rent a tiny tiny house now (probably 800 sq feet??? maybe smaller) and we have a huge oil tank we have to fill up in the winter every 2 months because the house is so poorly insulated. It usually costs us around 800 dollars. The sucky part is our thermostat sits at a chilly 63 degrees all winter long. We plastic wrap all the windows and sit with blankets and sweaters all winter long. So for such an expensive fuel bill we aren't exactly toasty! Our new home is extremely energy efficient and well insulated and we will have a propane furnace. Looking forward to the change!!

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  5. Wow, that sounds like a lot of money. I just got our gas bill in the mail...$199.00. Not bad, really when we keep our home at 70 degrees. How long will it last?

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  6. We use natural gas in our home in Toronto, Canada. But recently, I was hearing about this documentary and I'm wondering if this is the best way ...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dZe1AeH0Qz8

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  7. Here in Washington state we are heating primarily with an electric heat pump. We supplement with our wood stove fireplace insert. If we did wood alone we could heat the whole winter on about 4 cords for $660. Last month my electric bill for a 33 day billing cycle was $375. I wish I wasn't so lazy sometimes.

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  8. Hi, and thanks for stopping by my new blog! I will get that info up there soon.

    We live in So. Cal and it is all electric, runs pretty expensive sometimes to heat just 920 square feet!
    Ugh.

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  9. $1.80 a gallon!! We are getting robbed here. Our last fill was at $3.09 a gallon! I hate being dependent on propane. With the cost of it going up and up and up... yikes! The park owner is too cheap to put in the pipes for natural gas, so we are stuck with the propane. Gotta luv greed!

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