do you question this study?

Re: do you question this study?

PostBy: Richard S. On: Mon Jan 27, 2014 8:03 pm

david78 wrote:Using the calculator on this site and the fuels available in my area and local prices, the cost per million BTU comes out like this:
Wood: $6.49


Is that cord or a face cord?
Richard S.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert VA1200
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat/Anthracite

Re: do you question this study?

PostBy: david78 On: Mon Jan 27, 2014 8:08 pm

Full cord. Around here you can buy a log truck load for firewood for $500 or less. I used $100/cord in the calculator, which is probably high unless you're buying by the pickup load.
As far as the electric, i guess it depends on the company. The extra charges on my bill amount to about $5. Dividing the total bill by the KWH used comes to $.092/KWH.
david78
 
Baseburners & Antiques: Fuller & Warren Splendid Oak 27
Coal Size/Type: Nut

Re: do you question this study?

PostBy: KLook On: Mon Jan 27, 2014 10:21 pm

I am close to that price at .0825/kwh. But I think rates here are the lowest in the country.

Kevin
KLook
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Harman VF 3000
Coal Size/Type: rice, bagged, Blaschak
Stove/Furnace Make: Harman (Back In Maine)
Stove/Furnace Model: VF 3000


Re: do you question this study?

PostBy: Carbon12 On: Mon Jan 27, 2014 10:28 pm

A ground source heat pump might work,.....if they didn't take forever to pay for themselves!
Carbon12
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker KA-6
Coal Size/Type: Rice/Anthracite
Other Heating: Heat Pump/Forced Hot Air Oil Furnace