wsherrick wrote:markviii wrote:Since my coal boiler died last week I have been watching the hour meter I installed on my oil boiler. Doing a rough degree day calculation, it works out to 40-50% savings by running the coal boiler. The colder the average temperature, the greater the savings (less idle losses). My wife has also informed me that the oil boiler is loud, and the floors are cold...so that is worth some $$ too.
You have made three excellent points here. 1. Coal saves you money. 2. Coal gives you a higher comfort level and 3. Keeping the CEO happy is the most important point of all.
I think I listed the three in the reverse order of importance.