Fired up after install Oct 12th.
Burned thru right around 1.75 tons. (with DHW) (should use around 12 tons for season, 15 incl summer)
Set at 68-70f
With oil set at 62-65f used close to 1500 gals last season. (Imagine what it would be like at 70 or 72f??)
One of my closest friends is a nut for alternative savings.
He thought coal was impressive but for some reason it never caught his eye enough.
He bought his house closer to 8 years ago but the heat needed to be upgraded Id say around 3 yrs ago.
Went with some type of eff heat pump or something?
He did the install himself to save a few k$$, and the thing crapped out during the winter....jeez.
He got it back running after having to supplement with space heaters etc for a good week or more.
Not sure what his electric bill is, but it has to be shocking (maybe I'll ask him)
All I know is that I am sure it is probably damn near close to my monthly average bill for coal...i.e $400-500/month +/- (cold 6 months)
Only issue now is,
his house sq ft is 1000, mine is 4000
And right now with the economy, he is not in the position to even think about upgrading
(prob be too ashamed to have to upgrade after he spent tons on the new heat/AC pump....I know I would)