We claim that the Coal-trol Digital will save customers, on average, about 11% coal use due to eliminating over and undershoots that normally occur with on-off thermostat controls. Obviously the amount of coal that will be depends entirely on how much you burn in a given year and thus the "pay off" time for the upgrade will depend on how harsh the season is, how much you burn, etc.
If you do not have temperature swings or are otherwise satisfied with what you have then, by all means, stay with what you have. We aren't into the hard sale and we don't want customers that are only marginally happy with the choice they made. However, many people have had less than satisfying results with their OEM controls, be they knobs and switches or older style dial thermostats or even modern on-off thermostats designed for "instant" on and off heat sources. Others are looking for the ease of use our control provides, particularly compared to manual controls (timers, stoker knobs, etc.). And a few are just wanting to try the latest and greatest tech for their coal stove. For all these people and others, the Coal-trol is a great choice.
Keep in mind, we have offered since the start (and continue to offer) a 90 day money back guarantee. If you aren't satisfied we'll refund you the purchase price of the controls. I'd say no questions asked, but we will most likely ask a few questions and try one last time to help you solve any problems you've encountered. What we won't do, though, is give you a hassle if the time comes you want to go back to what you had.
If you'd like to learn more, check out our site at www.coaltroldigital.com
, call us at 315-299-3589, or feel free to ask some more questions here or in a private message. You can also order off our website or over the phone.
Lastly, if you (or anyone else reading this, for that matter) are in the Central New York area, we will be attending the open house at Dennis Coal & Stove this year, once again. We'll also probably be helping out at one or more of the stove dealer booths at the NY State Fair, too. We generally offer discounts for purchases made at the show, you'll get to talk to us one on one, can watch us do installations on stoves being sold at the show, and if you're buying a stove at the show you can opt to have us install it before you leave or come back to pick it up.
Thanks for considering the Coal-trol, Albert, hope to hear from you soon!