6.73 cents per kilowatt hour is about 4.7 rubles in Russia.... I pay 6.73cents per KWH
I do.should we calculate "sweat and tears" into this too?
Finns mainly heat urban housing with electricity.I do.
We get electric from the grid but heat the house with wood from our own plot. I calculate my labour time/wage when doing the prep work like cutting and stacking. I also factor in my labour costs with all tasks like this to see if it better for me to do it myself or hire someone to do it for me. For a few hours of work a year chopping wood is definitely cost effective for me as I work a low wage job.
I agree having multiple options is best.
there is a wonderful very large Finnish real estate website.we rely too much on the electricity,majority thinks still, nothing will happen,there's always electricity and heat.
and the majority of new small houses built haven't a wood stove,like the old ones have, with any luck there might be a fire place ( for looks only ).
therefore, if/when I shake the city dust off my boots,the place will be older,with a wood stove as back-up, a good fire place and as a bonus I would love to have a wood burning oven too.
true, we can't live permanently in those temporary residences, our IRS will come after you if you do, in a shtf situation, no one gives a damn about those laws.
Besides wood... we use a free standing tent with side openings on the bed, along with winter rated sleeping bags. The small area of the tent warms up nicely with body heat alone... this allows us to bank the fire for the night saving wood, as well as not worrying about setting off the smoke alarms...on a side note, before winter sets in, fresh batteries in all smoke and CO alarms....
I found the Finnish real estate site, which was talking about.one is "oikotie.fi", that's the one I browse and look around.
Nature's heater. These are good, and cheap....just takes time and energy.
If you live in a low population wooded area, the trees around you will scrub the air of all your emissions.I have lived exclusively on wood heat for over 30 years. You need a wood burning stove with as little smog equipment on it as possible. Or, you can rip it out.