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Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by richg, Jun 20, 2008.

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  1. camdids

    camdids Member

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    Hey Debi
    I suggest you have the windows and insulation checked. For that size house and temp you run it at you are using a lot more oil than you need.
    I use about 750glns a year on a Three story running temp at 64. AND its quite warm.Could go to 62 or 63 this coming year. All on the Insulation and Windows and Doors.
    Good Luck.

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  2. cristiansmom

    cristiansmom Member

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    windows are insulated. Had them replaced when we moved in about 6 years ago. Doors are insulated also... I don't think we have any regular insulation though.. Never really looked but don't think so... Thanks for the suggestions..

    Debi
  3. Mack The Knife

    Mack The Knife New Member

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    Today heating oil in southern NH is $3.67/9 for a 150 gallon minimum buy from Haffners. We have to buy ahead in the off-season to get lower prices.
    I just had pellets delivered that I paid the equivalent of $2.17/9 per ton which is exactly what I paid for heating oil (equivalent BTU's) about 2 years ago. High pellet prices are not going to help Tarm, Maine Energy, Harmon, Traeger, or the Woodpecker folks sell high-priced pellet boiler systems.
    I'm not overly optimistic, but I anticipate oil dropping some more in the coming days.
  4. imacman

    imacman Guest

    Glad you had the windows & doors done, but no "regular" insulation? Do you mean nothing in the walls? If so, THERE is where all your $$ is disappearing to. I'm not one to tell people what to do w/ their $, but you should at least look into blown insulation into the walls.....even that should help a LOT.

    Couple of other simple things....72 degrees is pretty warm...I know you have kids at home (so do I), but you could easily lower that to 68-69 and wouldn't notice it much.....and sweaters help.

    I haven't had my winter heat set at any more than 68 for the past 2 winters, and I have a 22 yr. old 2700sq. ft home that has 22 yr old oil burner.....I used just over 1000 gal of oil last winter ( and that includes oil for the hot water).
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