Gas Home or All-Electric?

Gas Home or All-Electric?

Notices

» Site Navigation
Home Page The Villages Maps The Villages Activities The Villages Clubs The Villages Book Healthcare Rentals Real Estate Section Classified Section The Villages Directory Home Improvement Site Guidelines Advertising Info Register Now Video Tutorials Frequently Asked Questions
» Newsletter Signup
» Premium Tower
» Advertisements
» Trending News
» Tower Sponsors




















» Premium Sponsors
» Banner Sponsors
» Advertisements
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #21  
Old 05-08-2019, 06:37 PM
Toymeister's Avatar
Toymeister Toymeister is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2016
Posts: 429
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Fredster View Post
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.
Any furnace can do this regardless of fuel, electric, propane or gas. The furnace installed by the builder won't as these are the lower cost models.

That is any furnace that has this capability.
Reply With Quote

  #22  
Old 05-08-2019, 07:31 PM
Fredster Fredster is online now
Gold member
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Posts: 1,097
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Toymeister View Post
Any furnace can do this regardless of fuel, electric, propane or gas. The furnace installed by the builder won't as these are the lower cost models.

That is any furnace that has this capability.
If you’re contemplating replacing your HVAC system then it might be wise to
consider equipment with greater capabilities!
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
  #23  
Old 05-08-2019, 09:40 PM
Kooba Kooba is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Posts: 16
Default

Gas all the way north of 466
Reply With Quote
  #24  
Old 05-08-2019, 10:24 PM
charmed59 charmed59 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Posts: 275
Default

I’m not sure where the boundaries are, but the villages of Bridgeport at Lake Sumter and Virginia Trace which are near Lake Sumter have gas. Creekside, right in the middle of those two, does not have gas. I think villages between 466A and 44 do not have gas. Those above 466A mostly do.
Reply With Quote
  #25  
Old 05-09-2019, 02:11 AM
JimJohnson's Avatar
JimJohnson JimJohnson is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2019
Location: The Villages
Posts: 124
Default

Although rare, gas occasionally will turn your home into a bomb. Elec will pop a breaker.
Reply With Quote
  #26  
Old 05-09-2019, 02:55 AM
CFrance's Avatar
CFrance CFrance is offline
Sage
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Tamarind Grove/Monpazier, France
Posts: 12,663
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by VJBama View Post
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.
And when the boost or emergency heat kicks in, it "boosts" the cost.
__________________
Happiness is when your life on the outside matches your life on the inside.
Reply With Quote
  #27  
Old 05-09-2019, 04:57 AM
valuemkt valuemkt is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: The Villages - Formerly Atlanta Endicott and Syracuse NY
Posts: 192
Default

Given the choice, I'd take a gas cooktop in a heartbeat. We have Wolf appliances in our Atlanta home, and no electric cooktop we've seen in the Villages can hold a candle to it. That said, it's not a deal breaker. Most Villages between 466 and 466A (our preference) are all electric. A heat pump is adequate for the "cold" months here is .. most areas north of Florida not so much, so comparisons not really valid. Electric Dryers are fine too. Just have to exhibit patience waiting for the water to boil
Reply With Quote
  #28  
Old 05-09-2019, 06:48 AM
Two Bills Two Bills is offline
Veteran member
 
Join Date: Aug 2016
Posts: 668
Default

Had my house here in UK converted to Air Source (Mitsubishi) Heating, all electric two years ago.
My total paid for energy consumption, and of course my bill, has gone down by 30%.
Previously we had been gas and electric.
Bearing in mind, we get nowhere near the hot air temperatures of Florida, I cannot understand why some of the modern alternative energy sources are not used more in TV.
The added attraction to installing the system in UK. was the 70% subsidy of the instalation cost, paid by the Green Energy Commission.
It pretty much pays my energy bill for the first seven years!
Reply With Quote
  #29  
Old 05-09-2019, 06:56 AM
Chi-Town's Avatar
Chi-Town Chi-Town is offline
Sage
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 5,714
Default

I know someone who wanted a gas stove cooktop (hated the electric) and is having a propane tank buried for that and a gas grill.

Sent from my SM-N960U using Tapatalk
Reply With Quote
  #30  
Old 05-09-2019, 07:01 AM
Toymeister's Avatar
Toymeister Toymeister is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2016
Posts: 429
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by CFrance View Post
And when the boost or emergency heat kicks in, it "boosts" the cost.
I think it is great that you have gas. But if the readers want some facts to base a decision on let's cover those. Based upon 864 million reads of my electricity per day (10,000/second) my actual cost of "boost" or resistance heat for January 2019 is 49.7 KwH or 5.76. February: 23 KwH, 2.67.

Total electric bill, including all fees: January 88.41, February; 73.41. There are no other sources of heat except those provided by electricity.

No solar, standard HVAC/hot water heater installed by builder. 2260 sq ft under air. Home occupied everyday by a couple.. Average thermostat temp set at 74.

Edit to add: No pool, no hot tub

Last edited by Toymeister; 05-09-2019 at 07:08 AM.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
gas, past, home, wife, furnace

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:05 PM.