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Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Florida Realty Investments - , CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Here is Florida it is all for aesthetics. California; a fireplace would be nice in the winter even in San Diego.

Oct 22, 2015 12:12 AM
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Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

Up here,unless you have wood on your acreage, it tends to be a bit costly to buy.  Most homes have natural gas or propane fireplaces which can be used to heat the room you're in if you don't want to turn the furnace on and heat the entire house.  Our electric/hyrdo costs have gone thru the roof and make it VERY difficult to sell a home that has electric heat. 

Oct 22, 2015 12:35 AM
Rainmaker
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

solar-passive open the curtains

         -active solar energy

wind-turbine generates electricity

wear a sweater..... Do what Jimmy Carter advocated when he was in the office turn thermostat to 65 or buy a Nest Thermostat.

Oct 22, 2015 12:17 AM
Rainmaker
1,466,207
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

William Feela Gas fireplace insert. It keeps the family room warm.

Oct 21, 2015 11:59 PM
Rainmaker
921,404
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Aesthetics.

For supplemental heat we open the shades or light a candle.

Statements like that will be hugely irritating in Jan and Feb.

Housing still available for a few good people in Florida. 

 

Oct 21, 2015 11:57 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I like the renewable fuels, wood, corn, pellets.

Dec 05, 2018 09:07 PM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I usually only see these as there are no other options available and they still are very costly.

Sep 19, 2016 10:15 AM
Rainmaker
747,774
Tony Lewis
Summit Real Estate Group - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Group Valencia & Aliso Viejo

Blanket

Oct 23, 2015 06:55 AM
Rainmaker
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Vern Eaton
Askov, MN
Realtor 651-674-7449

Wood is actually more like 3/4.  I supplement heavily

Oct 22, 2015 11:42 PM
Rainmaker
2,483,639
Captain Wayne - Rowlett Real Estate School
Rowlett Real Estate School - Panama City, FL
Rowlett Real Estate School / Owner and Instructor

Central Heat is our Main source.  Gas is our Supplemental.

Oct 22, 2015 01:12 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

William Feela  I like electric baseboard strips - I have it in my basement.

It is used only when needed - so no major impact on electric bill.

Oct 22, 2015 09:45 AM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

Wood-burning insert. Definitely helps heat home and saves on oil heat, especially if you have your own wood.

Oct 22, 2015 09:32 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Spooning.

Oct 22, 2015 06:56 AM
Rainmaker
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

William,

Our down comforter...we have the heat off at night.  A

Oct 22, 2015 06:10 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

No longer need any in Florida.  But, back 30 years ago in Massachusetts, my Vermont castings wood stove saved me a ton of money that would otherwise have been spent on oil.

Oct 22, 2015 05:57 AM
Rainmaker
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

We use a space heater for extra warmth. It does not help the heating bill.

Oct 22, 2015 04:14 AM
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Mike Rock
Complete Design - Granite Bay, CA
Granite Bay Luxury New Construction...For Less

radiant if we have a chance

Oct 22, 2015 04:13 AM
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Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Prop. Mgr, Wenatchee, WA

Our region's electrical rates are the cheapest in the nation, so any other source of heat is for:
Back-up in case of an outage.
Ambiance for those who prefer a wood or gas fireplace

Also, "real chefs" like gas stoves, in spite of the higher cost

Oct 22, 2015 03:16 AM
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Les & Sarah Oswald
Realty One Group - Eastvale, CA
Broker, Realtor and Investor

When we  lived up in the Bay area mountains, our main source of heat was wood. During our residence in Spokane, our source of heat was radiant floor heating and  wood burning. 

Now that we are in Southern California, our main source of heat is a hot cup of cocoa and extra blankets...it does not get cold here.

Oct 22, 2015 03:06 AM
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Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

I go for blankets and pets to add extra warmth (and my bf when he's around).

Oct 22, 2015 02:04 AM
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Stefan Winter
Real Estate in IL & NV | Owner of Real Estate Web Tech | Daily Vlogger - Las Vegas, NV
Owner - Winter Group & Real Estate Web Tech

Big fan of wood, not sure if it helps the heating bill.

Oct 22, 2015 01:55 AM
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David Gibson CNE, 719-304-4684 ~ Colorado Springs Relocation
Colorado Real Estate Advisers LLC - Colorado Springs, CO
Relocation, Luxury & Lifestyle residential

William,

 

I have a great electric space heater on as I type this.

Oct 22, 2015 01:14 AM
Rainmaker
4,504,304
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

An extra blanket -- I'm not sure the last time I turned on the heat.  

Oct 22, 2015 01:07 AM
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Spirit Messingham
Tierra Antigua Realty - Tucson, AZ
Third Generation Full-Time Realtor® 520 471-6900

radiant steam and I have seen some floor warmers but that is more for confort than actual heat.  Living in the desert, heating bill is not much of a concern . There are years where we never turn on the furnance.  Nice huh?  Our AC bills usually cost the savings difference during the summer months.

Oct 22, 2015 12:56 AM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

When it is really cold in the winter months, I turn on the gas fireplace. 

Oct 22, 2015 12:46 AM
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Blanca Barajas
Winter Group - Las Vegas, NV

Older homes here is Vegas have fireplace and most newer homes use electric. Ive always been a fan of a wood burning fireplace specially around Christmas it ads a little something to it.

Oct 22, 2015 12:22 AM