Hi, great forum here!

I am very seriously considering a Harman VFR3000 to replace my oil burner. It feeds cast iron radiators and works well but the time is right to switch.

I use approx. 525 gallons per years. At 142,000 BTU/gallon, that comes up to an annual usage of 74MBTU.

Now, coal is 14,000 BTU/LB, so dividing 74MBTU by 14,000 gives me 5325 lbs, or 2.67 tons.

525 gal X $3.00 (and who knows what next fall's price will be?) = $1575

3 tons rice coal in bulk X $200/ton (?) = $600

Also, with the hot water coil I'd be saving approx. $40/month on heating water X 6 months = another $240 savings

So, bottom line: if I am figuring this right, I'll be saving approx. $1200 per year.

Am I looking at this right? Certainly makes sense to go ahead with this if my computations are correct.

Priced one yesterday, $4700 including the hot water coil, delivery, and tax.