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Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by fattyfat1, Dec 15, 2008.
Just wanted to say the new stove kicks butt! ;-P no heat pump running is is saving big $$$$$$$
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Thanks for posting that. Our heat pump died from lack of use years ago and I have often wondered what we were saving.
Thank you for using only nine exclamation marks in the thread title. I already had to delete about 25 from an earlier post today. Rick
I was complaining to my brother-in-law about my electric bill. It was a lot higher than it was last year, I decided it is due to having two kids that are now able to turn every light in the house. My highest bill was $ 74.70. I thought my brother-in-law was going to hit me.
you are welcome. I only wish we had a woodfired air conditioner for the summer.
The electric company owes me $300, judging from my last budget reading :coolsmile:
I wish my new stove heated up the entire house, but still have to supplement. Working on finding the air leaks first, then the insulation. I would love to cut off the oil. We are going to install a heat pump this spring. Have to replace the central air, it died. Since I started burning the new stove, oil burner comes on a lot less. Insulation has gone way up in price. Hopefully it will come down with this economy. The blow in type was $3.00 a bag 4 years ago now it is $10.
That's a great feeling. I have had my furnace turned off since October and only pay about $30 per month for NG hot water. Once my kids leave for good my electric should go down too.
Different end, but the oil savings is huge. Glad you are very happy. I've had the oil company call me out that I am going to another server. Very nice indeed. Having wood heat with something else as a back-up is very nice.
sorry fossil. :red: I'll try to contain my over-enthusiasm next time. I always get happy when I save money, with the rate my wife spends it, I'll take any small financial victory I can get.
Yes, but the savings are the electric savings minus the cost of the wood/pellets/whatever.
Raining on the parade alert
Do it for 30 years and it works its way right out. :cheese: And it is warmer in the house.
Hey, man, I share your enthusiasm and extend my hearty congratulations. I was actually seriously (well, mostly seriously) complimenting you. You didn't have to go back and edit it, in fact, I think I'm gonna put a few back in for ya. It only gets dumb when the exclamation marks take the thread title to the second line, is all. Rick
Kinda of off topic but I got a quote from Rose and Walker for blown in insulation, then I priced it myself, it was a wash. I would only save about $15.00 doing it myself!
never payed for a stick of wood in my life.
new stove 3400$
ms 180 149$
ms440 w/3bars 600$
refurbish log splitter 500$
JD 2305 w/loader to haul it in 12,000$
1997 f350 powerstroke to haul it 20,000
wood hauling utility trailer 2500$
SAVING 220$ on my electric bill last month............................PRICELESS!
Its always nice to see people happy with decisions, congratulations, just don't want others to get the wrong idea.
Myself I find cutting, hauling, splitting ans stacking of "Free" wood to be very expoensive, so much so I don't mind paying someone over $200 for a cord of part-seasoned hardwood. But even at $200 a cord my EPA wood stove is about break-even with electric heat, usng my geothermal heat pump, and while the wood stove does make the three closest rooms nice and warm, more so than I'd run with the HP, the rest of the house id cooler to much cooler.
Do I like my wood stove, you bet. Would I try to sell someone on getting one by touting big $$$ savings, no. Of course if they are on oil heat and that goes back to over $4 a gallon, the saving do start to count up for them.
He wanted to see if you were paying attention! %-P
First year without the heat pump. Usually two fires a day. Went on vacation a few weeks back and checked the heat pump before we left so the pipes wouldn't freeze. Well it didn't turn on, transformer was blown. Anyways it was fixed, but I'm glad I don't have to rely on the heat pump this winter. Electric usage dropped around 60% but bill only went down some due to the high increase in the utility rate. Only used 500kw last month and still over $100. Two years ago that would have been $50.
I'm glad i'm not running electricity this year to keep warm.
So you're saving 220 a month? Holy cow! that's great... it looks like the worm has turned for fattyfat1.
My wife who keeps track of these things puts our savings around 3k a year. I dunno ...seems kind of high to me but I haven't paid a bill since I got married back in '70. Sometimes I think she may exaggerate a little just to motivate me.
never payed for a stick of wood in my life.[/quote]
And to add to that, I've never paid for a gym membership in my life either.
I got blow-in insulation in Oct. for $5.95 a bag from lowes. If you buy 20 bags or more, the machine rental is free. After that you can return any leftover bags even if it makes your total less than 20 and still get the free rental. The difference in warmth when you do it right is phenomenal.
Hum, that's over 20 cents per KWH, and I thought NJ was bad. I think we're closer to 16 cents per, up from 10 cents per for the winter rate a few years ago, still nothing like the increases/decreases we've seen in heating oil cost. We paid about 20 cents in the summer, and the wood stove was no dam help with cooling, but again the geothermal delivered a lot of btus per KWH.
I just check again today, $9.93 a bag. Maybe the price will go down soon. I did cut off the oil yesterday, Going to leave if off until Sat. This week is going to be warm and raining.
That may actually be possible. I remember that early refrigerators burned kerosene. I guess to create the pressure in the compressor. Not sure about how they actually worked. Maybe someone here can try it. The wood stove would have to sit outside of course.