lsayre wrote:It almost seems as if Harman is weening itself away from coal. Their parent company, 'HNI', located in Muscatine, IA (and not in China as some have suggested) seems to be focusing on pellet stoves.
Good move on their part. But I can't seen them dropping the coal line completely. I bet they just keep the big sellers. Here in Berlin and Lancaster NH the hospitables have switched over to new wood chip heating systems. And most folks here in Northern NH use wood,wood pellets,wood bricks now. Still lot's of logging here. It saves them money and it's Green.
Coal has such a bad rap from the soft coal power plants,etc. that burn it. Most folks don't want to even think about using it. So with pellets taking off these last years it makes sense to go into a good line of pellet stoves.
NH has a good income level and standard of living compared to other parts of the country so by going to pellets or burning wood they save some money but are "green" even though Coal is still cheaper.
Me ? I'm Coal all the way.. and you know why. I dropped wood and I've been with coal since 1982 with Coal Chubbys,etc.
Just a side note. My heating oil sits so long ( I use 175 gal. in 1 1/2 years 2000 sq ft home with temps down to -30 ) that it created issues in my furnace. I added Power Service to it and it cleared up. So I add Power Service to every tank and now have no issues with the furnace which gives us hot water as well.