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mazatl

06:57AM | 03/19/06
Member Since: 03/18/06
1 lifetime posts
We just moved into our "old" new house about 6 months ago and the gas & electric bills have been so high ($500/month) for a 2200 square foot house. The furnace is a Carrier Weathermaker 8000TS and is burning more than the 66,000 BTU's it is rated for. What does it mean when an appliance is burning more BTU's than it is rated for? Is that a problem? Could that alone bring up the cost of electricity and gas to these high levels? Does it make more sense to repair or replace? Thanks for help in thinking out this problem.

Billhart

11:54AM | 03/19/06
Member Since: 04/25/05
1915 lifetime posts
"is burning more than the 66,000 BTU's it is rated for. "

How do you know that?

Even if it was it would not have that big of an effect on the electrical usage.

And lumping the gas and electric together does not help. Nor does dollar amounts.

A better way would be to post the gas and electrical consumption (kWh and cubic ft) and give them for each month that you have been in the house.

Also where are you located and what is the age of the house.

Is this a heat pump system with gas backup?




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