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How many people use their pellet stove to heat their entire house....honestly?

Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by Turbo-Quad, Feb 24, 2010.

  1. jim3854

    jim3854 Member

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    I use a Englander 25pdv to heat my WHOLE house. Couple of fans strategically placed top fan blowing towards bedrooms and lower fan blowing towards stove. Comtemporary raised ranch.. We keep the heat at 58 just incase and it NEVER comes on.

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  2. Bioburner

    Bioburner Minister of Fire

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    First year of being able to heat my entire home with a pellet stove. 72-73 basement where the stove is and the crosslink is plumbed into the infloor of the basement and heats the domestic water. Todays high 9 and last night was -8. Been colder than normal and heating season started in early October and will start burning on 3rd ton this week. 68 upstairs because big dog likes it cooler. DSCN0046.JPG
  3. Tim M.

    Tim M. New Member

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    I've got a 2400 sqft colonial, have a 45K BTU Flame FP-45 and when it's working properly it will heat the entire house. Keeps it between 66 - 68 on the second floor and about 73 on the first floor. Only room that doesnt really get up to temp is the master bath which is in the opposite corner of the house on the second floor.
  4. Cleetussnow

    Cleetussnow Member

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    2000 sf heated with my m55 clone. My first year burning, and the furnace is off since thanksgiving.
  5. ChrisWNY

    ChrisWNY Feeling the Heat

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    My Fahrenheit pellet furnace heats my entire 2500 sq. ft. house. It's direct ducted into our first floor (which is an open floor plan), which it heats well into the 70s. It heats the upstairs bedrooms into the comfy upper 60s.
  6. Countryboymo

    Countryboymo Feeling the Heat

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    I ran a test tonight since it is cold but not windy. I cleaned the stove good and went upstairs and shut off the heat pump and then went back to the basement and fired the pellet stove on high and watched the temp. I lost 2 degrees in over 2 hours at 18 degrees outside 73 start temp and 71 finish. The basement was nice and toasty. If we have an outage I think I can keep it decent upstairs and toasty down without a problem. If I ever get the rest of the basement walls insulated which is 1/4 done and sheetrocked I see no problem keeping the whole house comfortable with the pellet stove if needed.

    It would sure be nice to be able to cut the strips below 10 degrees and just run the stove with the air handler on circulate gently moving air around the house. The heat pump is automatically turned off below 10 degrees.
  7. MommyOf4

    MommyOf4 Feeling the Heat

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    We have a Heatilator Cab50 that puts out 50,000 BTU's and heats our entire house. The stove is in our basement and keeps the temp there at 75/80 degrees (without the stove it was around the 50's during the winter). The temperature upstairs is around 73-76.

    So far it's saved us $180 on electricity compared to our bill last year. That's with using the electric heat (heat pump ?) for a little less than 2 weeks.
  8. rich2500

    rich2500 Member

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    see sig. heating my entire house
  9. Eatonpcat

    Eatonpcat Minister of Fire

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    Just read 4 pages before I realized this thread is 3 years old...
  10. nikeseer

    nikeseer Member

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    No Boiler since OCT 27, 2012. Only pellet stove.. Heating 1500 sq ft no prob with my cab50!
  11. saladdin

    saladdin Feeling the Heat

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    Glad to see more Cab50s being represented.
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  12. saladdin

    saladdin Feeling the Heat

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    I sense a Cab50 fan club in the future !!
  13. Lousyweather

    Lousyweather Guest

    2000 square feet, 5 tons per year, Harman P61, 13 years old........oil baseboard circulators UNpowered atm.
  14. CT Pellet

    CT Pellet Minister of Fire

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    Two stoves and No oil..... All day- 'errday!
  15. nikeseer

    nikeseer Member

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    Thanks. How much have you gone through so far? I like to keep my stove running 24/7 for the most part. Trying it out with running on high with temp set and cycling. I get chilled when it's not running. I only have 75 bags left after having 153. Yikes. So I'm trying the cylcing. It has cycled 5 times already since 7am. Good or bad?
  16. Ohio P43

    Ohio P43 Member

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    2450 square foot tri-level with a P43 on the main level. We have lived in the home for 4 years and have yet to turn on the electric heat. No heat flows to the lower level but when we are down there we have a wood burning fireplace with a blower that does quite well. We burn about 3 tons per season.
  17. jlupi

    jlupi Member

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    First year w quad castile so far I have only turned on the oil a couple times (for an hour or so) because we let the house get cold and the wife wanted to be warm immediately:rolleyes: . 1500sf ranch I think the coldest it has been so far this year is mid-low teens. keep house (LR) about 70 bedrooms run 62-65
  18. whlago

    whlago Feeling the Heat

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    ...working on it. My master bedroom is the only room that the heat has a tough time travelling to in my 2100SF cape (around the corner). That room is on it's own zone and I like it cold to sleep anyway but I have been turning it on to shower in the morning. Just put in one of those doorframe fans hoping to creat some circulation in that part of the house.
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  19. CTguy9230

    CTguy9230 Feeling the Heat

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    they say pellet stoves are space heaters....

    well the space i,m heating with my 25-pdv is my 1300sf ranch
    even on the coldest days its still in the 68-72 range
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  20. velvetfoot

    velvetfoot Minister of Fire

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    We've been using electric space heaters for short term, spot heating upstairs.
  21. Tim Linden

    Tim Linden New Member

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    I'm heating my 1000sf house with just a Harman P35i in the fireplace in the living room. Not using any fans to circulate it around the house either! What I've found is if I leave it in manual over night and auto during the day, it usually doesn't have to come back much during the day!
  22. JonSkow

    JonSkow New Member

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    I'm using a vista flame Vf100 FPI (40,000 btu) to heat every inch of my 900sf ranch and I run it as low as I can. The house stays around 72 degrees all day every day even when it's 4 degrees outside.
  23. L.I. Pellet Guy

    L.I. Pellet Guy New Member

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    i've gotten this in my email for the last 6 weeks....
    Based on our calculations it is time to order heating oil. Please log on to www.heatingoil*****.com and place your order today.

    So what would you think! ==c
  24. BradH70

    BradH70 Feeling the Heat

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    I am heating about 2,000 sq/ft with an M55 and it keeps the downstairs at 68 and the upstairs at around 64. This winter I added a Quad Castile to a newly finished (opened) bonus room above the garage that adds another 600 sq/ft to the house (so now 2,600 sq/ft). I run it on low from about 7pm to about 6am and it keeps the bonus room around 68-70 and adds 2-3 extra degrees to the rest of the upstairs (3 bedrooms and an office). I shut off the Quad before I leave for work in the morning. Temp in that room are 60-62 by the time I get home, probably kept at that level by the M55.

    Last year I used 4 tons the bonus room sealed off and no Quad. This year I'm on track to use about 5 tons using both stoves.

    The only oil I use is for heating DHW but this is going to change soon with the addition of an electric water heater.
  25. xraycer

    xraycer Member

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    I have a 9 yo 2 stories 2500 s/f colonial. I run a Summer's Heat Evolution, right now, burning Green Team. This morning the house was 75 downstairs/76 upstairs with the temp at 33 outside. Didn't even need to use the ceiling fan in the living room with the cathedral ceiling. Getting ready to bring in the Okis

    Wife is constantly whining that the house is too warm......I keep telling her to just only wear a thong

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