wg_bent wrote: AND that they anticipate coal going up to 425/ton. What's up with that?
Doubt it highly, locally that would be more that 200% increase.
It's almost laughable. The only way you would see that would be if gas and oil became too expensive too buy at all.
Nobody's going to pay that much for coal if they can get the same thing from another source for nearly the same price.
wg_bent wrote:1.5 years? well, close. And actually doing this analysis was kinda helpful.
I'm basing my information on experience. Average customer uses about 5 tons per year. Can be as little as 2 or as much, well let's just say a lot. Just for example I have a customer in a larger older home who was paying about 700-800 per month for gas during the coldest months 2 years ago. His bill is now about $75 and he uses 10 tons a year. That stoker paid for itself in a few months.