Since I live in the south, the severity of our Winter time seasons vary from each year to the next.
There are times where I can get by the entire year without needing any kind of indoor heat.
But then there are winters where temperatures get so low that I have no option however to use my condo’s oil furnace. When the gas furnace quit working last year and my job was split back on minutes, I was really scared about how I would stay sizzling while I was in the worst Winter time cold snaps. I managed to get through the first Winter time with no gas furnace without noticing it too much. But then the temperatures dipped the subsequent year. This left me in somewhat of a predicament. I could have spent the money to get a new central gas furnace, however for whatever reason I decided against it. Instead, I went to the hardware store and purchased a large space heater. I figured that I could really heat portions of the condo with the space furnace without needing to spend thoUnited Statesnds of dollars on a new gas furnace. With this decision, I had no clue that I would be faced with enormous energy bills. My first electricity bill following the purchase of the space furnace saw a 20% increase from the prior week. This only worsened as the weather got colder and necessitated more use of the space heater. If I had purchased a new central gas furnace, I wouldn’t have had so much trouble retaining the heat in my house, and thus using a heat source less frequently. Zone controlled heating is tricky because your heat is typically trying to disperse into the colder places in your home. As such, the component will run a lot more than you know it will to achieve the same effects as a central gas furnace. And thus the cost in energy expenses is much higher in the long term.