- Jan 6, 2005
- East Setauket,NY/Killington,VT
For those that have oil heat.......How many gallons per month are you using?
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We did really well in Nov/Dec. I'm not exactly sure when we filled our tank, but it was near the beginning of the heating season, and we didn't have to refill our 250 gallon tank until New Year's Eve. Right now we are at about 5/8 or less. January has been a pisser... Fwiw, our house is a Victorian monstrosity...
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It's been a while since i've updated this. my house is ~2500 sq feet I think. 4br colonial.
Do you run a whole house sauna? Just looking at this is making me sweat.
Yep, the kids are a huge part. My wife and I used to both work outside the house and we would be gone from 8 to 5 every day.
Now, she is home with the kids. Also, the kids take 2 naps a day, so I can't let the upstairs cool down either that much.
We usually keep the heat around 68 - 69 degrees, the upstairs does go down between naptimes and the downstairs temp turns down to 62 at night.
But yeah us being in the home all the time makes it run constantly.
Those of you in Mass with leaky houses really should give MassSave a call http://www.masssave.com/. They come in and do a free energy audit, put in cfls everywhere for no cost, and then give you huge discounts on insulation, windows, etc ...
Last year we had a $1k boiler repair. We considered getting a new one. But our 1700 sq ft house is the smallest in our neighborhood, McMansions of 4-6k sq feet surround us. We have a beautiful acre of land. So basically...we have a tear-down quality home - or one that would be blown out to double in size...and we won't be in it for more than 8-10 years, we're selling out as soon as kids are done with public school. So...amortization wasn't there, and the next buyer (probably a developer...just got mail asking if we would sell to a builder) will not care about new boiler/windows. Maybe we're being shortsighted, but we just didn't want to get into debt for new windows/boiler when it wouldn't save us $ in the long run. Although we didn't do en exhaustive research/study - but it was way more $ than we wanted to spend.
And with oil costs so much less...longer time make our $ back (correct?).