Wherever you live, the weather conditions and weather conditions have a drastic effect on the size of your electric bill & other utilities. Heating in frigid weather conditions and cooling in boiling weather conditions will make up a superb percentage of those bills. Over the years as fuel prices have increased dramatically, especially for propane gas, fuel oil and natural gas, homeowners have looked for ways to stay comfortable and still keep costs under control as much as possible. Occasionally there are dramatic price shifts based on supply. A shortage of propane in the north a few years ago led to prices that were double and even triple the price of previous years. Some people have installed wood burning oil oil furnaces either as a primary way to heat their homes or as a supplementary way to supply heat. This is a labor-intensive practice. The economy of wood burning depend on the availability of the wood. People with wooded acreage have a ready source but felling the trees and creating usable logs is no simple task. Kerosene burners also are occasionally used to supplement heating systems. Kerosene is highly flammable and has a strong smell. It needs to be handled with care. The heat produced by this kind of gas furnace can be intense, so almost everyone needs to be careful not to bump into the heater. Fortunately, several efficient electric area furnaces have come on the market. These are a great solution for helping to postpone turning on the heating method for the winter, for heating frigid spots which may occur in the house or for heating a room that is occupied to a comfortable temperature while keeping the rest of the house cool. Price increases can lead to creating efficient and economical solutions.