Hello fellow Rhode Islanders!
I’ve been reading through this site and your posts and have learned a lot and been entertained by your friendship, you’re a wonderful group here!
I started playing around with the Fuel Comparison Calculator and I’m not sure if I’m working it correctly but it appears Natural gas is a far better and cheaper solution for us in RI right now.
I have a Harman Mark 1 and purchase my anthracite from Cranston Coal. As was stated by a member a ton of anthracite is $297 from them. I got out my last gas bill from National Grid and calculated the total cost per therm which came to 1.1702. If I put these values in the calculator along with the efficiency of my Carrier Gas Furnace #58MVP “up to 96.6% efficient” the cost per million BTU comes to $12.19 for Natural Gas and $15.47 for coal. I guess the gas glut is for real unless I’m not using the calculator correctly?
Regardless, my wife says she still likes the coal stove!