Richard S. wrote:Flyer5 wrote:1400 gallons is equal to almost 8 ton of coal. 1400 x $3.85 = $5390 8 ton x $260 = $2080 Difference of $3310.
BTW Thats a lot of oil.
I would suggest based on my experience that is average for 3000 sq ft. for an older home like that.
IIRC the Mayor's rule-of-thumb, which has been shown to be pretty accurate for other homes, is 5 tons of coal for every 2000 s.f. of living space. For 3100 sf, that's 7.75 tons of coal and (at 180 gallons of oil per ton of coal) 1395 gallons of oil. So those consumption numbers look reasonable, as does the Mayor's formula.