Kwatt hours came to 16556, so x 3412 = 56,489,072 so / 26,000,000 = 2.2 ton + 1.6 ton = 3.8 which sounds about right from the estimates. 3.8 x 214 = $813.2 for 6 months of burn. In conclusion, $2684.85 - $834.6 a savings of $1850.25 over 6 months. yow. Granted, the savings won't be that great because my electric isn't just for heat over that time span, and I probably won't be able to heat the 1st floor totaly so I would say though, $1000.00 to $1400.00 wouldn't be that far out.
markviii wrote:Propane has an average energy content of 91,333 btus per gallon. Assuming 26,000,000 btus per ton for quality anthracite, it would take roughly 1.6 tons of coal to provide the same heat as your 440 gallons of propane.
As for the electric, do you know how many kilowatt hours you used for heat? Assume 3,412 btus per kilowatt hour electric heat and go from there. I think you will find that the savings with coal are substantial.