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Space heaters vs turning up the heat?

I live in a drafty old farmhouse. My roommates and I are currently waging a thermostat war--one says it's cheaper to to have the heat for the whole house at 70 than it is for him to heat his room with a space heater. I maintain that its probably way more expensive to heat the entire drafty house. Who's right? We have electric heat. [more inside]
posted by Grandysaur on Nov 4, 2013 - 26 answers

How much gas can a furnace use when it's 85F outside?

I haven't even turned the heat on yet and my gas bill is already as high as it was last winter. WTF? [more inside]
posted by mskyle on Aug 22, 2012 - 13 answers

brrrr

Are standalone Heater-Fans/Oil-Filled heaters more efficient (electricity wise) than electric baseboards? [more inside]
posted by porpoise on Nov 7, 2010 - 17 answers

Comparison of different green energy solutions

Comparison of carbon reduction/energy efficiency/ cost-benefit of rain water tanks V solar heating V waste water reclamation? [more inside]
posted by parryb on Oct 17, 2010 - 4 answers

Close the door, you're letting the heat out!

My new house came with a scary, creepy "Cozy" brand gas wall furnace. It's 15ยบ right now. How much money am I burning by using it? [more inside]
posted by hollisimo on Dec 8, 2009 - 26 answers

Is it me, or is it a little warm in here?

What form of energy is used to heat a Wal-Mart, Home Depot or Costo store, and how much does it cost per month in the winter? [more inside]
posted by colgate on Apr 8, 2007 - 12 answers

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