power vent question

power vent question

PostBy: scarecrow On: Wed Sep 20, 2006 3:25 pm

hey yall newbie here......i am looking into buying a coal stove in the next two weeks... i will be using a power venter how much will that effect my electric bill???? i plan on using the coal for my first source of heat. and i will keep the oil heater at prob 50 degres or so.....
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PostBy: beaverman On: Wed Sep 20, 2006 5:18 pm

I used a power vent last winter with my stoker. The power vent along with my blower only raised my electric bill by about $15/month.
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PostBy: WNY On: Fri Sep 22, 2006 2:17 pm

Bascially like leaving 100-150watt light bulb on all the time. That is about right on the usage.

I put a watt/voltage meter on the stove and checked the power draw, it draws around 100-120 watts with the 2 blowers (direct vent and combustion motors running all the time 24/7) and around 200 watts with the air blower added in (ie. heat/room circulation blower), that only runs when it gets so hot.
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PostBy: castiron On: Tue Apr 10, 2007 10:44 am

beaverman wrote:I used a power vent last winter with my stoker. The power vent along with my blower only raised my electric bill by about $15/month.


Another reason to buy a non-power vent model......that $15 would be more than a 25% increase in my monthly bill.....
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PostBy: e.alleg On: Tue Apr 10, 2007 11:04 am

you are lucky, they jacked up our rates here in NY to what amounts to .13 per kwH. (total bill divided by kw/h used). it used to be about 5 cents. My relatives in Connecticut pay about 28 cents per. :shock: I switched to all flourescent bulbs and we have a propane stove and hot water heater and my bill is still $100 a month. The power tools probably don't help.
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