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Old 05-08-2019, 12:57 PM
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My home has a gas furnace, gas stove, gas dryer and gas water heater, and AC is electric!
Very economical to operate, since gas is relatively inexpensive in TV.
We had some very cold mornings this past January and February,
and I really appreciated the warmth provided by the gas furnace.
We have electric heating, and we most certainly do use it in the winter. We have always had a gas furnace, and I find the electric heating to be so drying it causes me nosebleeds. We always had a central humidifier on our gas furnaces, and I certainly miss it. Plus the electric heating just doesn't seem to warm the place consistently. There are cold spots in both houses we've had in TV.

Aside from heating, I much prefer gas cooking. In our last home in Michigan we had a JennAir stove that was a gas cooktop and two electric ovens, one small and one large--all one unit. Man did I love that stove.

But we chose both houses for the location and are very happy with that aspect. So we just deal with the electric. However, had I known how much I would not like electric dry heat and no gas stove, I might have given up the idea of a new house and gone for an area with gas.
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Old 05-08-2019, 01:17 PM
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Do you care what your utilities will cost? If you go gas you will have a monthly bill for the availability of gas if you use it or not.
You might look at the cost of solar electric for the house and go all electric. I have gas heat so I do not know how well electric baseboard heat would work but my guess is it will be easer to get the correct room tempeture than gas hot air.
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Old 05-08-2019, 01:26 PM
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Do you care what your utilities will cost? If you go gas you will have a monthly bill for the availability of gas if you use it or not.
You might look at the cost of solar electric for the house and go all electric. I have gas heat so I do not know how well electric baseboard heat would work but my guess is it will be easer to get the correct room tempeture than gas hot air.
The newer gas furnaces can be had with variable speed air handling capabilities and they run very quietly.
Plus you can adjust blower speed and cycling when air conditioning.
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Old 05-08-2019, 02:58 PM
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We have gas water heater, furnace, dryer and range. Love having gas and would be hard pressed to ever go back to all electric. We are north of 466 where gas is available - don't think that is the case in the southern villages.
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Old 05-08-2019, 04:21 PM
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We had a heat pump and electric stove up north and the heat pump was not a match for the cold winters and high electric costs. So this was a concern in moving to TV

Here in TV the heat pump works very well for the short mild cold days and the costs are low. The electric range is easy to clean since its a glass top. If you grew up with gas then you probably will prefer gas and if I ever live up north again I would only go with gas.
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Old 05-08-2019, 04:48 PM
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We have gas water heater, furnace, dryer and range. Love having gas and would be hard pressed to ever go back to all electric. We are north of 466 where gas is available - don't think that is the case in the southern villages.
South of 44 has gas I believe in all of the villages down here.
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Old 05-08-2019, 06:13 PM
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Do you care what your utilities will cost? I have gas heat so I do not know how well electric baseboard heat would work but my guess is it will be easer to get the correct room tempeture than gas hot air.
I have never seen a home in TV with electric baseboard heat. Heat pumps are used. In other words the a.c. runs in reverse. On the coldest days the resistance (boost or emergency) heat kicks in. It is located with the air handler.

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Old 05-08-2019, 06:17 PM
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Induction stoves, which are electric, behave very similar to gas stoves. If you find the right electric home just switch out the stove. All the major appliance companies make these.
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Old 05-08-2019, 06:22 PM
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Gas, love it. Have had both, prefer gas for cooking. During the power outage last Sunday I was able to cook with my gas stove!
Me too, but the electric ignition was gone and I'm not in the habit any more of having to light the gas! I remember idly holding short matches to the burners in the old days but now I have one of those foot-long lighters and was nervous even using that.
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Old 05-08-2019, 06:25 PM
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If cost is a concern my electric dryer cost 55.00 annually and consumes 4.6% (421 KwH) of my electricity. Water heater numbers are 11.3%, 1058.1 KwH or 137.00 a year.

Those are not estimates that is the actual usage for 2018 based upon my whole house energy monitor.
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