theo wrote:I really have no idea on how many gallons of hot water we use per day, Also if you burn through the summer is that not making heat throughout the house so it would cost more to run the air cond. to cool the house down?
How many people live in your house? We have a family of four, with two young boys. My basement usually stays 72-75 degrees in the summer. The thick, uninsulated concrete walls keep the temperature pretty mild. Actually, without the coal boiler in service the basement gets cool and damp, with lots of condensation on the cold water piping. I used to run a dehumidifier for most of the summer, but not anymore.