Propane Gas Stove/Oil heating


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Old 09-03-13, 09:33 AM
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Propane Gas Stove/Oil heating

Im buying a house and the house is Oil heating/Water but it also has Propane Gas Stove in the living room. Its a 2100 square feet house, open concept, 1st floor and 2 floor is pretty open connection between.

I am wondering how much of a saving can i get by using the Propane gas stove over the oil from time to time to heat as much as i can? no kids just me and my wife, here in CT.

We all know the prices here in 2013.
 
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Old 09-03-13, 09:58 AM
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also has Propane Gas Stove in the living room.
Do you mean space heater or wall furnace, not something you cook on? Is it vented?
 
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Old 09-03-13, 10:02 AM
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Sorry, its been call here gas stove, but not is not something you cook on, is like a fireplace, but is propane, and its external, so it does not sit in a wall, just a metal box (lol) it looks awesome, that heats the house with propane. So i guess is a space heater, for lack of knowledge.
 
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Probably nothing. Propane is primarily a byproduct of petroleum refining so the cost follows oil pretty closely. Using the space heater will NOT give you the even heat that the central hot water systems does and will leave areas too cold for comfort while other areas may be too hot.
 
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good point, so is an extra useless feature.
 
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I wouldn't go so far as to call it useless. If your family congregates in the areas that this unit heats and doesn't mind a bit of a chill in the farthest rooms it might actually save a couple of dollars. It would also be nice if the main heating system ever craps out (that's a technical term ) in the middle of winter.
 
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Old 09-05-13, 07:17 PM
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If the "space heater" is unvented, I wouldn't use it on a bet. Unvented, fuel burning, appliances are outlawed in some places & should be so everywhere.
Right, Furd?
 
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Absolutely correct, Grady! I had assumed it was properly and legally vented, not very wise on my part.
 
 

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