Anyone else have a ridiculous electric bill?

Firenutz Posted By Firenutz, Nov 11, 2009 at 3:23 AM

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  1. littlesmokey

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    Not having this as an option, let me say..... A thermostat requires the stove to cycle on and off. It would maintain a constant burn if not automatic. The ignitor and high/low run of the stove uses more electricity. How much, I don't know, but the ignitor alone is a large current draw.

    Just my thoughts.
     
  2. MainePellethead

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    Bingo BJN!! My argument all along ... I am not against windpower.....but let US benefit. I know people in Aroostook County and they have not seen the results they were promised.

     
  3. MainePellethead

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    My light bill is barely noticeable with stove running...... and I run it 24/7
     
  4. cac4

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    well...depends on the stove. With the Harman "room temp" mode, the stove adjusts itself to match the heat load on the house; it doesn't cycle on and off. except in the "shoulder seasons", when the demand is too low for the stove to match. You can switch it to manual mode, where it'll just run as slow as it possibly can, without shutting down. but that will give off more heat than you need, so you'd be wasting pellets, instead of electricity. It would be really hard to determine which costs more (running the ignitor vs. pellets wasted in "maintenance burn".)
     
  5. kbrown

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    Just wondering what type of solar panel you installed and what the ROI is on something like that.
     
  6. tjnamtiw

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    Also, can you tell us how you tied it into your home system? How much did that cost?
     
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