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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Wed Oct 13, 2021, 08:39 PM

2. Luckily, a few factors came together to make my energy situation better.

I never liked the oil furnace anyway, and had stopped using it. My good luck came in 3 parts - first, the house is easy to rewire, having both a crawlspace and an attic. Second, I have a friend in the business, and was able to get a screaming deal on the materials needed. Finally, I had the wherewithal to be able to do the work myself.

It took me about 2 days to fish #12 everywhere it was needed, and a few hours to connect thermostats and heaters. In the end, the project cost me just over $400.

Now, I have electric everything - heat, cooking, laundry and hot water. My power bill is annually-averaged, so I pay the same $104 a month 12 times a year. Every June, I get either a credit, or owe a little, depending on how many kwh I used.

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