I was wondering if anyone here could offer insight from past experience maybe on how to go about selling a house with a coal boiler in an outdoor detached shed. Unfortunately most of the folks I have mentioned coal heating too instantly think black smoke, dirt, soot, black lung, no matter what you say and won't believe otherwise unless they see the beauty of cheap heat in action.
Would you even mention coal heat in the real estate posting? My unit has been great, I haven't purchased oil since 2010 when I installed it and figure I have saved roughly $7500 by the end of this winter. Would you write a data sheet summarizing coal suppliers, maintenance, annual savings, etc and leave it out for would be buyers?
The original oil furnace is still in place and working fine, so worse comes to worse I could always sell the unit or better yet use it in a new home, just seems kind of wasteful to me to take a perfectly good unit out of service.
I am considering new employment opportunities which most likely will require me to relocate and one of the things playing into my decision is if I will get a shred of the $ back I put into this house. Appraisals are real lousy at judging the value of a house based on its efficiency.