% of total heating home via woodburnig

adrpga498 Posted By adrpga498, Oct 23, 2009 at 10:34 PM

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% of total heating home via woodburnig

  1. 0-20

    12.5%
  2. 20-40

    9.4%
  3. 40-60

    12.5%
  4. 60-80

    65.6%
  5. 80-100

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
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  1. adrpga498

    adrpga498
    Minister of Fire 2.
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    Nov 18, 2005
    874
    113
    Loc:
    New Jersey
    Survey:
    0 to 20%
    20 to 40
    40 to 60
    60 to 80
    80 to 100
    I know this has been discussed before but I thought I would return the survey for some of the newer members.
    My woodstove supplies 90% of my heat needs. Oil burner fires 5am for a few minutes during the coldest mornings in Jan & feb. Other wise the stove carries the load for the remainder of the day.
     
  2. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart
    Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division 2.
    NULL
    
    Staff Member

    Nov 18, 2005
    32,535
    9,712
    Loc:
    Northern Virginia
    Wood is the only heat source except for some oil filled radiator space heaters on thermostats for emergency or away.
     
  3. Rockey

    Rockey
    Minister of Fire 2.
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    Dec 18, 2007
    636
    7
    Loc:
    SW Ohio
    I heat my house about 97% wood heat. Lights,appliances, etc. account for the other 3%
     
  4. woodjack

    woodjack
    Minister of Fire 2.
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    Jan 10, 2008
    502
    1
    Loc:
    Woodstock, NY
    The top half of my house gets 70% of my wood heat, the bottom half 30%.
     
  5. Stevebass4

    Stevebass4
    Minister of Fire 2.
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    Nov 18, 2006
    845
    2
    Loc:
    Franklin MA
    i would say 50% because i have a small insert -

    weekends it's running all the time and a few coals to get it going in the morning but weekdays no one is here to feed it

    oil burner is set to 60 and i used 160 gallons of oil last year and that includes hot water
     
  6. n3pro

    n3pro
    Minister of Fire 2.
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    Aug 24, 2008
    556
    143
    Loc:
    Enola, PA (near Harrisburg the unknown Capitol.
    I would say about 80%. I use the 45 degree as my rule, if it's 45 or below by 7 PM which gives me time to do a startup fire and a decent load up before bed. We like the house around 75 degrees in the house and at 52 it's too cold not to have heat but in my opinion too warm for the fire so the propane comes on. Once it's get real cold the propane only comes on when the schedule don't permit or when I'm sicker then a dog - hopefully not this year!
     
  7. Lumber-Jack

    Lumber-Jack
    Minister of Fire 2.
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    Dec 29, 2008
    2,007
    938
    Loc:
    Beautiful British Columbia
    +1
    I'm always surprised how it will stay above 20 C (70 F) in our house when outside the temperature is only 9 C (48 F) without any backup heating (furnace or wood). That heat has to be coming from somewhere. (lights?, computers?, hot water tank?, cooking?)
     
  8. LLigetfa

    LLigetfa
    Minister of Fire 2.
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    Nov 9, 2008
    7,361
    110
    Loc:
    NW Ontario
    I really didn't know where I should cast my vote. In the Summer my heat is 100% electric in floor heat. In Spring and Fall, natural gas takes the lion's share of that percentage and wood supplements depending on outdoor temperature. As it gets colder, wood takes a greater share. Last Winter I had 800 watts of electric, averaged $2 per day for gas (DHW and cooking share that) and burned around 8 cord.

    What percentage should I have voted?
     
  9. LLigetfa

    LLigetfa
    Minister of Fire 2.
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    Nov 9, 2008
    7,361
    110
    Loc:
    NW Ontario
    Solar gain? Body heat?
     
  10. Richardin52

    Richardin52
    Member 2.
    NULL
    

    Mar 28, 2008
    121
    2
    Loc:
    A farm in Maine
    100% from wood boiler since 1989 when we built no other source of heat.
     
  11. heatwise

    heatwise
    Feeling the Heat 2.
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    Sep 13, 2009
    426
    20
    Loc:
    ohio
    80% last year, this year we hope to do better. great question. pete
     
  12. Joey

    Joey
    Feeling the Heat 2.
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    Oct 9, 2009
    449
    16
    Loc:
    Northeastern USA/ Dirty Jersey/Ocean County
    its my first full winter with the new insert...hoping to get about 70 percent with wood. Natural gas makes up the other 30,,,at least I hope..
     
  13. SolarAndWood

    SolarAndWood
    Minister of Fire 2.
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    Feb 3, 2008
    6,770
    63
    Loc:
    Syracuse NY
    100% wood for 4 years. A backup heat source and ridding our house of the propane fired water heater is somewhere on the to do list.
     
  14. JoeyD

    JoeyD
    Minister of Fire 2.
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    Jun 15, 2008
    527
    149
    Loc:
    South Jersey
    I voted 60-80 but its probably closer to 80% or more. I'll let you all know after my second year burning.
     
  15. Yes Virginia

    Yes Virginia
    Member 2.
    NULL
    

    Dec 5, 2006
    13
    0
    I am a 100% wood firelog manufacturer and it would really be interesting to see where the people who take the poll are from?
    I am from Washington state.

    Thanks
    Virginia
     
  16. Mr. Kelly

    Mr. Kelly
    Member 2.
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    Oct 24, 2009
    222
    2
    Loc:
    Northern Worcester County, MA
    Hey there...

    Care to add the square footage of your house in your replies? I'm considering attempting to heat a 1500 sq.ft. saltbox, and am curious to see what others are up to!
     
  17. snowtime

    snowtime
    Minister of Fire 2.
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    Oct 31, 2007
    523
    0
    Loc:
    northern BC
    100% for the last 37 years. These EPA stoves take a little more maintenance but they sure put out the heat. We are very happy with the T6.
     
  18. littlesmokey

    littlesmokey
    Minister of Fire 2.
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    Boy, do I feel discriminated against, again.... What about us pelletheads? Don't we deserve a slot? You ain't bein' fair. :-S
     
  19. North of 60

    North of 60
    Minister of Fire 2.
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    Jul 27, 2007
    2,449
    6
    Loc:
    Yukon Canada
    95% or maybe less depending on how long our -40 cold snaps will last. Burnt 120ltrs or 25 imp gallons of oil last season and 7-8 cords of evil spruce and pine.
     
  20. North of 60

    North of 60
    Minister of Fire 2.
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    Jul 27, 2007
    2,449
    6
    Loc:
    Yukon Canada
    Actually NO!!! How can you compare the two. You are more comparable to burning oil with a little more effort.( Minus the carbon footprint of course.) Instead of a 5 gallon pail of pellets from your garage you could be going in and out of the house with a pail of oil to your furnace. A bit of a novelty isnt it? Once the power goes out of course the funs over. :shut: You asked. :lol: Now go back to your own sandbox and tell Macman and Ernest 4 I sent ya. :)
    OH ya and another thing, whats it like to scrounge for pellets, any luck?
    All in fun...
    N of 60
     
  21. littlesmokey

    littlesmokey
    Minister of Fire 2.
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    You're just jealous 'cause no pellets are made your way and the best stove come from Washington and you have to pay for freight on stove and fuel.
     
  22. Bigg_Redd

    Bigg_Redd
    Minister of Fire 2.
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    Oct 19, 2008
    4,153
    994
    Loc:
    Shelton, WA
  23. savageactor7

    savageactor7
    Minister of Fire 2.
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    Jan 25, 2008
    3,708
    10
    Loc:
    CNY
    We're just like adrpga498...when it's real cold the propane will automatically come on at 0600. Unless of coarse the stove is cranked up by then.
     
  24. Pine Knot

    Pine Knot
    Member 2.
    NULL
    

    Nov 10, 2007
    149
    0
    Loc:
    Southwest Virginia
    My wood stove supplies about 80% of my heat. More like 100% on 35-45 degree days. But as the temp. drops into the teens and twenties and lower the heat pump picks up more of the load. And of course the heat pump is less efficient at colder temps. and therefore disproportionally more expensive to operate.
     
  25. Ratman

    Ratman
    Feeling the Heat 2.
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    Aug 11, 2009
    458
    0
    Loc:
    Bedford, NH
    Remember, if you have a back-up and use it once it's 80-100%, not 100%.
    If you use your back-up system even a few times a year it really inflates the 100% claims / statements.
    Remember the cost/price of your back-up, although not part of the question, is not considered in the connotation when one claims 100%.

    A similar statement, and even I have made this slip of the tongue, is Free Wood.
    It's never totally free. Close sometimes and nearly full price other times when all cost elements are considered.
     
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