If you weren't burning coal how much would heating cost you

If you weren't burning coal how much would heating cost you

PostBy: Carbon12 On: Mon Feb 03, 2014 8:33 pm

If I was burning fuel oil this winter, I estimate I would have to spend $4000-$5000 for heat :shock:
With coal, I'm estimating $1500 :D
Carbon12
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker KA-6
Coal Size/Type: Rice/Anthracite
Other Heating: Heat Pump/Forced Hot Air Oil Furnace

Re: If you weren't burning coal how much would heating cost you

PostBy: Rob R. On: Mon Feb 03, 2014 8:45 pm

This year...about $6500 at current fuel prices.
Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

Re: If you weren't burning coal how much would heating cost you

PostBy: lsayre On: Mon Feb 03, 2014 8:54 pm

Annually I displace roughly 23,000 KWH's of electricity with roughly 5.5 to 6 tons (this year) of coal.

Electricity: 23,000 KWH x $0.1315/KWH = $3,025

Coal: 6 tons x $243/ton = $1,485

Annual savings ~= $1,540

Total time estimated to pay back my boiler and all ancillary equipment purchases plus installation charges ~= 4.6 years.
Last edited by lsayre on Mon Feb 03, 2014 8:55 pm, edited 1 time in total.
lsayre
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Pea
Other Heating: Resistance Boiler (if I ever get it fixed)


Re: If you weren't burning coal how much would heating cost you

PostBy: Dennis On: Mon Feb 03, 2014 8:54 pm

fuel oil about $2500.00/$3000.00 with termostat at 50*,coal$850.00 stat at 70*
Dennis
 
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: AHS/WOC55-multi-fuel/wood,oil,coal
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite/stove size

Re: If you weren't burning coal how much would heating cost you

PostBy: lsayre On: Mon Feb 03, 2014 8:59 pm

I should have mentioned that with electricity our house was kept at 62 degrees at night and when we were at work, and 68 degrees for the living room and dining room area only when we were at home and awake (with the basement and bedroom zones always kept at 62 degrees). With coal the house is kept at a steady 69 degrees across all zones (sans the garage, which has always been set at 46 degrees).
lsayre
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Pea
Other Heating: Resistance Boiler (if I ever get it fixed)

Re: If you weren't burning coal how much would heating cost you

PostBy: Carbon12 On: Mon Feb 03, 2014 9:02 pm

With fuel oil 68 when home 66 when asleep or away. 70-74 to suit our fancy with coal :D
Carbon12
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker KA-6
Coal Size/Type: Rice/Anthracite
Other Heating: Heat Pump/Forced Hot Air Oil Furnace

Re: If you weren't burning coal how much would heating cost you

PostBy: dcrane On: Mon Feb 03, 2014 9:05 pm

These numbers are a telling story about Oil... in my case 2 tons of coal + $200.00 of oil VS. $3,000 of oil (its astronomical)!

http://www.aarp.org/content/dam/aarp/re ... s-prot.pdf
dcrane
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Crane 404

Re: If you weren't burning coal how much would heating cost you

PostBy: Carbon12 On: Mon Feb 03, 2014 9:09 pm

I think the manufacturers should ask permission to use our real world savings in their advertising,....for a small fee or hardware discount :D
Carbon12
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker KA-6
Coal Size/Type: Rice/Anthracite
Other Heating: Heat Pump/Forced Hot Air Oil Furnace

Re: If you weren't burning coal how much would heating cost you

PostBy: Carbon12 On: Mon Feb 03, 2014 9:12 pm

1 ton of coal cost me $235.00 an equivalent amount of fuel oil (180 gallons) $734.00 currently :shock:
Carbon12
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker KA-6
Coal Size/Type: Rice/Anthracite
Other Heating: Heat Pump/Forced Hot Air Oil Furnace

Re: If you weren't burning coal how much would heating cost you

PostBy: lsayre On: Mon Feb 03, 2014 9:12 pm

In only about 5 years our "delivered" electricity rate has risen by a full 60%. Anthracite is not going up in cost anywhere near that fast. If electricity continues to go up at that rate I'll be all the happier for burning coal.
lsayre
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Pea
Other Heating: Resistance Boiler (if I ever get it fixed)

Re: If you weren't burning coal how much would heating cost you

PostBy: Carbon12 On: Mon Feb 03, 2014 9:24 pm

Our delivered cost for electricity is just shy of $.15/Kwatt with the electric hot water heater off line due to the boiler our monthly bill is $100/month less. Not using the heat pump at all or the electric water heater has cut our electric bill in half from last year,......to ONLY $200 last month. I have no idea how we're using that much electricity ??? I'm working on it though.
Carbon12
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker KA-6
Coal Size/Type: Rice/Anthracite
Other Heating: Heat Pump/Forced Hot Air Oil Furnace

Re: If you weren't burning coal how much would heating cost you

PostBy: michaelanthony On: Mon Feb 03, 2014 10:08 pm

$2000.00 plus at 68* with thieving Oil and $800.00 in coal and 72* plus...with or without electricity! :)
michaelanthony
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Vigilant 2310, gold marc box, vogelzang pot belly coat rack
Coal Size/Type: Pea, and a little nut
Other Heating: Very cold FHA oil furnace

Re: If you weren't burning coal how much would heating cost you

PostBy: Flyer5 On: Mon Feb 03, 2014 10:14 pm

This year about $3200 @ 68* oil . With coal about $1200 @ 74*
Flyer5
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Leisure Line WL110
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Leisure Line Pioneer

Re: If you weren't burning coal how much would heating cost you

PostBy: Ed.A On: Mon Feb 03, 2014 10:53 pm

Had Propane to heat my shop back when it was $1.25 gallon/pound (whatever they use). 2yrs ago I found my '94 Stoker II when I looking at $4.50+ and I was burning off 100 gals a month, do the math.

The stoker in the shop never needs more than a bag a day (even @ single digits we've had) . This year alone would have cost me well over $500 a month to heat the shop.

That is all.
Ed.A
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Alaska Channing III/ '94 Stoker II
Coal Size/Type: Rice

Re: If you weren't burning coal how much would heating cost you

PostBy: Lightning On: Tue Feb 04, 2014 4:30 am

I used 5 tons of coal last year. Could be 5.5 this year with the severe weather.

Propane = 263 gallons/ton of coal based on Btu output.

5.5 tons x 263 gallons propane = 1446.5 gallons of propane to equal my current comfort.

1446.5 x $4.00/gallon = $5786 OMG :shock:

Coal equivalent = $1292

So, my heating cost could have been $5786 if using propain... But like I might have mentioned on another post. I couldn't do it. I would need to shut down parts of the house and live with 60 degrees and burn wood pellets. My pellet stove isn't big enough to heat the house during winter months..
Lightning
 
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Clayton 1537G
Coal Size/Type: Nut Size / White Ash