The members of my house are just working class people, but since installing the coal furnace 2.5 months ago, we're living like kings! In the past we always heated with oil, propane, electric, and we followed Jimmy Carter's advice and put on thick socks and sweaters while turning down the thermostat to save energy. With coal there's no need! If I feel like it I take my socks off and turn UP the thermostat. With coal I can afford it!! This is what it feels like to be coal rich, and it feels verrrrry warm and cozy.
They say a fairly good investment pays off in 10 years. The $1300 I spent for the furnace and ductwork install is already recovered in fuel oil costs after a few months! That's a no brainer investment, and from here on out its allllll gravy
And I'm conserving oil for other domestic uses and not sending money to the middle east...Jimmy Carter should approve, even if he's unhappy that I took my sweater off