Richard S. wrote:Your house must be exceptionally well insulated or there is another factor involved, a house that size will typically go through 4 to 5 tons.
I can't explain it Richard??? My house is fairly well insulated but built in 1974 with just 2x4 construction & no added insulation in the attic, other than the maybe 6" of blown-in it came with. I keep reading how much coal others burn each year & can''t figure out why I use so little. No complaints though!
(Maybe it's because I have my stove in the basement family room with a suspended ceiling above & a few egg-crate panels which trap the warm air above the ceiling but below the upstairs floors. Plus a have a few vents cut in the bedroom floors above)
Last winter was the first one I had a blower connected to the Harman & what a difference it made! (basement...where my little office is & a family room was always in the low 70*'s & upstairs was high 60*'s except for the upstairs bath, with it's own vent, was always in the low 70*'s too.
In any case, I really do go through a little less than 2 tons of coal each year.