Ok, Iv been brain storming the smartest way to heat my house. when i bought my house back in feb '12 it was only heated by oil both radiator and DHW, I knew that that wasnt going to work. so with the help of this forum and a few co workers that use it, i dicided to burn coal as an extra heat source. I use a channing 3 on the first floor of an older cape style house. So far so good. Iv estimated ill burn about 4.25 tons befor spring, Iv bought 4 pallets at 2500# for a total of $1500. alot better than oil
. I have one zone that I leave at 50* but never kicks on thanks to the stove. the other zone is for my DHW. My big problem is I still have to buy oil for my DHW
. Its looking like ill spend around $1600 on oil this year, or a total of roughly $3100 to heat the house. CAN I DO THIS ANY SMARTER? Iv read alot on hear about the coal trolls and probly going to get one this year to help out with the coal consumption.
Iv thought about ether putting in an elecric hot water heater, or a Hot water coil in my stove to aid with the DHW.
Im not sure wait would be better?
If i use a HW coil ill still be useing oil but not as much.
If i go with EHW My oil bill will almost be none exsistent but my electric will jump to 50-60$ a month or 750-800 a year.
Any body have better ideas I could go with?