whistlenut wrote:Depends upon what you are heating; boiler runtime is not too high. I'm guessing that 10 to 12 hours a day would be a good 'cold weather' run time, and perhaps 4 to 5 hrs a day spring and fall.
Are you talking about a unit with an auger or just a hopper?
I think we need to know where you are going to it, the electric rate, etc.
My guess is 35/month is winter, half that in spring fall, less in summer. There isn't much to run, the fan draws about 6 amps, the ashing motor about 4 amps. Neither runs much, so your history will have to be developed this spring and next fall.
Patrick will probably have a good coal usage number per hour of run time. Brock, install a simple runtime meter on the fan blower, then there will be no guessing about how long it ran.
OK Patrick, or any others, how much coal per hour for an AHS 130?
i would use just a hopper, and i think the electric rate is .12 kwh ? maybe
im not even sure how to install a simple runtime meter on the fan? i would like to know how