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$4000 for oil $900 for pellets

Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by control1, Oct 1, 2008.

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  1. control1

    control1 Member

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    Just got 3 tons delivered $900 cost.The real savings are you really are not heating your whole house you are heating the room the pellet stove is in plus any adjacent rooms that the heat will travel to.If you are ok with cold spots and bedrooms at 60 degrees
    or maybe 55 degrees this will save you a lot of money.I hear people saying that it heats their 2200 sq ft home,I have not experienced my 1900 sq ft home all being toasty I do need to insulate the attic I have maybe 3 inches of loose fill in there, hoping to insulate it next week maybe I will have that fuzzy feeling this winter, will keep you posted.

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  2. SteveT

    SteveT Feeling the Heat

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    Three tons of pellets will replace the heat of about 350 gallons of oil. So the rest of your planned savings have to come from heating a much smaller area. It may very well work, but you'll be effectively living in a smaller house all winter.

    The plan to increase the insulation is spot on. I am absolutely convinced that the best payback and the best "feel good" for the Green factor comes from insulation.

    You might want to check with your utilities to see if they have a cost share program for adding insulation following an energy audit.
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