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shepherd boy

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Electric bill
« on: November 08, 2019, 04:50:16 AM »

  Got up to a cold outside wind blowing and needing to get out and skin a couple deer. Procrastinating,and opened my electric bill for last month:$88.52. House and shop. Pay more for just about everything else. Wish I could hook up my medical bills to this furnace. Even pay more for phone.
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Re: Electric bill
« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2019, 07:23:24 PM »

Mine goes from $100 to $140 when I light the boiler. Something about spinning a few pumps and a draft fan all the time raises the bill I guess.
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Re: Electric bill
« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2019, 06:12:20 AM »

 Run mine year round. Not sure it saves me much in summer but I just like the hot water. And get some help on the dryer. But also have just one small pump for everything.
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Re: Electric bill
« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2019, 02:27:44 PM »

  Got up to a cold outside wind blowing and needing to get out and skin a couple deer. Procrastinating,and opened my electric bill for last month:$88.52. House and shop. Pay more for just about everything else. Wish I could hook up my medical bills to this furnace. Even pay more for phone.

I hear you on the medical bills!  Mine was $130 this month but none of that included the boiler. It'll go up to beat the band in December due to Christmas, never fails!  Doesn't matter what I do it always does somehow. These new smart meters don't miss a watt of electricity where as the old style meters started somewhere around 7-10 watts I believe. They are pushing hard even here for the EMI meters. They probably skin us worse :)
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Re: Electric bill
« Reply #4 on: December 06, 2019, 01:12:14 PM »

Mine goes from $100 to $140 when I light the boiler. Something about spinning a few pumps and a draft fan all the time raises the bill I guess.

Mine jumps up as well. The 009 taco circulator running 24/7 does it.
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Re: Electric bill
« Reply #5 on: December 08, 2019, 03:00:29 PM »

Mines around 30-35 a month extra in the winter.
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Re: Electric bill
« Reply #6 on: December 08, 2019, 05:48:39 PM »

If you have forced air heat, the furnace blower probably uses a lot more power than the pump.
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Re: Electric bill
« Reply #7 on: December 08, 2019, 07:40:42 PM »

True, but hopefully it doesn't run all the time. For me I like a designed system that uses a small circulator, staged heat; dhw,ah,dryer,radiators,then infloor with one NRF22 main circulator, super high delta, warm house.
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Re: Electric bill
« Reply #8 on: January 14, 2020, 02:33:06 AM »

A system like that would be very energy efficient, wouldn't it?
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