I just added my numbers up. Wow the results tell interesting tales
Total pounds for December 1260. Averaged 42 pounds per day.
I calculated 1124 heated degrees (I subtracted actual daily mean temp for each day from indoor temp of 72)
I used 1.121 pounds per heated degree...
My November was 1.097 pounds per heated degree. So, I'm thinking the harder I push the furnace, the less efficient it becomes. Must be a slightly higher percentage of heat is going up the chimney than before? Or does it take more energy per degree
to maintain 72 in the house when its colder out? (Have fun with that one hahahaha)
A colder month may tell a different story
Question.. What if I turn the thermostat down a couple degrees for a few hours when nobody is home?
Does that throw the whole thing outta whack??
And where does heat generated from light bulbs and TVs and computers fit into this mess