SWPaDon wrote:What were your heating degree days for that time period, and have you tested your coal stove on a heating degree analysis spreadsheet?
If you haven't your numbers for the past 30 days are pretty much meaningless.
Scottscoaled wrote:Hey! That's swell you decided to switch to oil! More for us and there is no reason for you to stay
davidmcbeth3 wrote:I would think that I would have burned about a ton or 1 -1/4 tons.
davidmcbeth3 wrote:I not heated my house with any oil in about 9 yrs .... the normal leaks upon startup were corrected and results are in...
OK, I shut my stove down in Jan to burn oil .. filled up tank @ 1.48/gal prior to test.
Burned for 30 days .. refilled tank at $1.52/gal on 20 FEB 16 .... 199 gal used, $302
Coal I purchased in SEP costs $290 / ton. I have about seven tons.
I would think that I would have burned about a ton or 1 -1/4 tons.
So on low end, broke even .. on high end, saved about $75 on heating costs.
Today's spot price is $1.52/gal on oil. Is going up or down? If it goes up to $1.62 / gal ... I'll be firing the stove back up.