Question by Joy W: What is cheaper, central heat or turning the oven on?
I have a 2 story townhome. If I run the central heating unit, it is too hot upstairs and not hot enough downstairs. I usually turn the oven on about 300 degrees for about 2 hours. That seems to warm up the downstairs fine. I have the thermostat set on 70. Is it cheaper to turn the oven on for about 2 or 3 hours, or turn the thermostat up higher?
Answer by foobarstinky77
it would be better to get the air circulating between both floors , to even out the temperatures top to bottom in your house. you have to provide a cold air return to the heating unit, assuming you have forced air heating.
as for heating with the stove, among many things i assume it is an electric stove. but, how is the home heated? electric, gas, oil? it would partly depend of the price of these various fuels and the efficiency of the heater.
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