Bought the Big E made by Breckwell...

flamegrabber Posted By flamegrabber, Jul 18, 2008 at 3:20 PM

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  1. buildingmaint

    Feeling the Heat 2.

    Jan 19, 2007
    Oil City PA
    Yes , I've been told that 3 1/2 tons to heat that area , which is really about 1100 sq ft , is alot. I have been told by people that they heat 2000 sq ft with 2 tons. Then when you start questioning them ,you find out that they also use a vent less heater ,and the forced air furness only runs at night. "And my gas bills are around $90.00 a month" they say. I never use any Natural gas , unless it gets real real cold for a long time . Then I will use the vent less in the basement. I think some people like to stretch the truth when it comes to how much it costs them to heat their homes . Any way , that is how much I use , and from what I've read on this forum , that is about average amount used for a whole heating season.
  2. MCPO

    Minister of Fire 2.

    May 1, 2008
    western Ma , close to NY state border
    Well , 1100 sq ft is another story and 3.5 tons to heat it is believable. I think your original post read 600 sq ft and 200 additional on the second fl. That figure was what I was responding to.
    I do agree with you and refuse to believe that anyone heats 2000 sq ft with only 2 tons and not use anything else. They have to be pretty cold in the winter or live in north Fl.
  3. katman

    Member 2.

    Jul 7, 2008
    annapolis md
    Well, it sounds like a lot for the footage but how is the insulation, are the windows and doors tight? It takes a lot to heat my place. I have good pella windows and good insulation. but I also don't have an attic and my main room is about 30' x40' and 35' tall. Lots of air to keep warm!
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