There are things that aren’t normally in my knowledge base. Yet, years ago I realized it was time to find a way to reduce my winter heating bill. Then I remembered that about 24 years ago my ex and I had a kerosene heater in an apartment where we didn’t need one since heat was covered. I’m not sure what happened to it during a move to our house a couple of years later, but we bought another one in 2003 that failed miserably. We got it started, but it smoked up outside the day we tried it and never lost the smoke. Thus it seemed like a lost cause.

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Then some time in 2014 when neither of us were home most of the winter, as we both traveled a lot for work, we had to leave the heat on at least 63° to keep the pipes safe. Even at that temperature we had bills around $535 each for a 2-month period, and $450 in the other month, when supposedly it had started getting warmer.
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