Posted 08 February 2006 - 07:02 PM
Posted 08 February 2006 - 08:01 PM
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Posted 11 February 2006 - 07:12 AM
Any links for more info on wind mills?
Heatpumps are fairly useless below 40F
You'll then have to have either electric strip or propane for comfort on those degree days below 40.
If the price is right, radiant floor heat is a major winner. That would be the direction I would go. I think the only consideration would be the cost of propane. Find out and tell us about it!!
Posted 23 May 2006 - 12:53 PM
Posted 23 May 2006 - 06:29 PM
Since my last post I have done some good research as to which fuel I will be considering. I plan on buying a gas dryer, range and fireplace and water heater as well as having the BBQ with a quick disconnect outside eliminating the chance of running out of fuel two minutes into grilling a nice juicy sirloin. These will all be on propane, so I might as well go for the high efficiency propane furnace as well. I am also installing a heat pump that is able to guarantee a good heat supply down to -5'C which will also provide cooling in the summer. Of course I am going to have to have the cigar tank sitting outside to handle the load but I have no choice about that.
I have talked with others in the area who have the Central boiler system and they have a hard time keeping the supply of wood around. The average price for a cord of wood cut , delivered, and stacked is about $250 Cdn. The acreage we are building on is mainly farm fields so cutting the wood myself is not an option, besides I don't much like the thought of having to cut, split and store wood - I'd rather stick pine needles in my eyes.
The only thing I have to do now is find a good supplier of propane that will give us a good price plan.
Posted 25 May 2006 - 05:59 PM
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Posted 28 May 2006 - 05:01 PM
Posted 29 May 2006 - 10:34 AM
Consider a pellet/corn stove. I bought a nice Whitfield for $2500. Does the entire house from the 1st flr(we also have alot of ceiling fans which help move the air around). I use 2 tons of pellets a season @ $300 per ton. Mine uses wood pellets but I understand that corn/wood pellets are even better. On most U can adjust the heat output and the fan spd for comfort. Mines 10 yrs old, no problems, very little ash made and I understand the new ones come witha remote control.
I must warn you . Last season there was a wood pellet shortage here in the USA. With natural gas prices going so high alot of ppl bought wood pellet stoves but there was no ramp up in woodpellets manufacturing. If it happens again U can then switch to corn.;)
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