Heating Degree Days

Heating Degree Days

PostBy: kstills On: Wed. Jan. 02, 2013 11:31 am

I've been running a spreadsheet on the 2011 heating season and the 2012 heating season for the Central Bucks area.

Degree Days:

October 2011 - 341.5
October 2012 - 302.5

November 2011 - 513.5
November 2012 - 735

December 2011 - 804.5
December 2012 - 819

Long range forecast for January looks like we'll be warmer than usual, but last year was pretty warm in Jan-Feb also. To date, I've used almost 2 full tons of coal, and I expect I'll be using ~2.5 tons to get through to the end of the Summer hot water season. Which is just about what I used last year, not counting the waste I had starting up my unit.
Stoker Coal Boiler: WL 110
Stove/Furnace Make: Leisure Line

Re: Heating Degree Days

PostBy: lsayre On: Thu. Jan. 03, 2013 10:02 pm

If Doylestown Twp, PA is near you (or even if it isn't), this is their 5 year average of monthly heating degree days:

Jan 1054
Feb 815
Mar 620
Apr 375
May 125
Jun 46
Jul 9
Aug 22
Sep 80
Oct 318
Nov 628
Dec 786
Total 4878
Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
Coal Size/Type: Blaschak Anthracite Pea
Other Heating: Resistance Boiler (13.5 KW)