Estimated yearly savings by using coal

Re: Estimated yearly savings by using coal

PostBy: FireFuzz On: Sat Mar 22, 2014 2:47 pm

I started burning coal on February 13, 2014, moving away from kerosene.

I have saved approximately $301.97 from then until today, March 22, 2014 (38 days). (yes. I'm a spreadsheet nut)

Had I been smart enough and fortunate enough to find my stove at the start of this heating season, I would have saved $1,353.56 this season.

Makes me happy and sad. I'm saving from here. All hail coal!!!
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Reading Lehigh
Coal Size/Type: Rice

Re: Estimated yearly savings by using coal

PostBy: lsayre On: Sat Mar 22, 2014 3:11 pm

This heating season, for the two really cold months of January and February alone I've estimated our savings over electricity provided heat and hot water at $940. Two more "normal" heating seasons of paying for the boiler and its install through savings vs. electricity and then we will be saving money to the tune of at least $1,500 per year. But 1.5 more seasons like the current cold one should do it.
Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Pea
Other Heating: Resistance Boiler (It has been fixed!)

Re: Estimated yearly savings by using coal

PostBy: hcarlow On: Fri Jun 06, 2014 3:00 pm

My boiler and installation will be paid for at the end of next winter ,which will be year 3 . I saved a little over $1500 and had I'd been smarter I would have saved more this year as I shut down a month to early . This projection is based on current oil costs for next winter .
Stoker Coal Boiler: Leisure Line WL 110

Re: Estimated yearly savings by using coal

PostBy: unhippy On: Sat Sep 20, 2014 4:31 am

I've never heated my house with anything but coal....i bought the house dec 2012 (middle of our summer down here) that first winter i heated with the open fireplace and the coalrange(cookstove)....i was averaged about about a ton a month for the winter....$102 ton pick up at the mine.

i built my stoker stove in time for this winter thats just finishing....i have used 2 1/4 ton of coal so far from the same mine and the house is alot warmer than last year...cheaper coal too due to being a smaller size that not many people want,...$86 ton pick up

With the coalrange heating DHW as power bill dropped from $180+ to $80 as soon as i turned off the hot water cylinder.

the only other heating that the house has is a heatpump split $0.31 per kw/h i don't even want to know what that would cost to run now

i have a couple of power bills from the previous owners.....july 2011 (mid winter) cost them $416.57 :shock: .....and power prices have jumped about 35% since then after the damn government sold ALL the power co's to foriegn owners(mainly US and Chinese investment funds :mad: ...but thats a rant for another forum)...for less than the cost to build the infarstructure :sick:

I figure that coal has saved me about $1400 this winter on heating alone after buying the coal heated DHW saves me about $80 a month once i cover the cost of the coal for the whole year

Stove/Furnace Make: Homemade
Stove/Furnace Model: MK1