Heaters not keeping up!

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Re: Heaters not keeping up!

Postby SPSKeeper on Sun Jan 18, 2015 3:42 pm

Postby MM on Thu Jan 15, 2015 1:12 am
Trust me, heating your house is cheaper than adding more heaters to your tanks.

- mark

Mark, how do you figure that one out? I've never heard of this before, but would love someone's honest input on it. Does having electric heat instead of gas play a big role in the cost? Because if so, I have electric heat so heaters are much more cost effective than turning up the heat in the apartment for me. But if I'm missing something, please let me know. I would love to hear more about this from anyone who has first hand experience.

Thank you very much(to anyone who chimes in),

- Matt.
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Re: Heaters not keeping up!

Postby drdavis on Sun Jan 18, 2015 4:25 pm

The only way I know you can easily prove this is if you have gas heat versus any electric heater.

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Re: Heaters not keeping up!

Postby Rueg on Sun Jan 18, 2015 7:48 pm

I would think you would need to be on natural gas. LP is more expensive than natural gas. Electrical is even more expensive to heat with. Natural gas is the cheapest (right now) to heat with.
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Re: Heaters not keeping up!

Postby BraenDead on Sun Jan 18, 2015 8:07 pm

Given my tank is in my basement, and we don't normally heat the basement (1300sqft or so), I suspect heating just the tank would be more efficient? Especially considering I only need to heat the tank when the metal halide lights are turned off.

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