k-2 wrote: ↑
Thu. Nov. 17, 2022 11:18 am
Do some calculations on that,last time i checked coal would have to be $1000 a ton to be more costly than electric and electric is still going up .Ours will be jumping 15% on Dec 1st.
I'll have to disagree with you on the cost of heating though.
I was just on the phone with my brother this morning and running numbers through the calculator on this site.
Electricity @ $0.18kwh with 250% efficiency equaled $2110 per million btu,
Fuel Oil (currently) @ $5.80 gal with 80% efficiency equaled $5227 per million btu,
Fuel oil (what I paid) @ $4.05 gal with 80% efficiency equaled $3650 per million btu
Coal @$450 ton with 75% efficiency equaled $2400 per million btu
So right now my mini-splits are a few hundred dollars less per million btu then my coal would be and a lot less then my oil.
And much less work just set and forget, that said.
It would be warmer in here with the coal going and it's a nicer heat.