With my AnthraKing, I always run from mid Sept to mid May. Shoulder seasons can be very frustrating and that is where a coaltrol coupled to a powervent (always a draw available as long as the power is on) shines. Min=2 and max is about 18 right now. Not much coal being used but until mother nature can make up her mind, I am warm and cozy and the windowstats are closed. If you live in the NE get used to this c rap or move. So here in the Lower Hudson Valley, mid Sept to Nov 1 and Apr 1 to mid May and that is about a quarter of the year, we never know what is in store for us. Flexible systems save a ton of coal and you rarely have your brains boiled out or freeze waiting for the stove relight or (horror or horrors
) use the HO system.
How much coal have I used, precisely!!!! Here is a the number down to the nearest ounce... a ch*tload of Homer buckets.