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Old 03-10-2009, 09:45 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Electricity Usage to heat for Hitch

Just thought I would share this little tidbit; to heat a larger room for our hedgehog with an oil heater cost and extra 125 dollars Canadian compared to my last year electricity bill from December to February. We kept the room at around 75-77 F at all times.

Worth every penny but thought it would be interesting to share for peeps that are considering the purchase of a hedgehog due to their temperature needs. Of course, I do live up here in Montreal, QC with -20-30 degree Celcius weather during the winter months.

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Old 03-11-2009, 02:13 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Are you taking into account the increase in electricity costs?

Interestingly, for some reason our gas consumption between Jan/Feb last year and Jan/Feb this year has doubled. This was the amount of gas used, not the dollar amount. There is nothing to account for this other than possibly the weather was colder this year than last.
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I run an oil filled, radiator style heater in my hedgehog room year round and haven't noticed any appreciable change in my power bill.
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Old 03-12-2009, 09:43 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Electricity is dirt cheap here in Quebec. I should have added that fact to the above statement. It was increased by about 3-4% last year. Therefore, it would not really make up for the difference in heating. I just thought it was interesting to note how expensive it can be if you have to heat more than you did before.

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