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So far the light bill with baseboard and woodstove
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Paula    Posted 11-18-2004 at 09:28:23       [Reply]  [Send Email]
As you guys might remember, I recently had built a 1 story,
1008 home, on slab with passive solar orientation. I installed
Hyrodrosil baseboards in all the rooms (8 panels) to use as a
backup for the wood stove.

I live in the mountains of PA and weather has been no lower than
about 30degrees so far. Things might change as things get
colder but so far the average bill has been 40-50bucks. The
passive solar alone gets the house up to the seventies on its own
(the baseboard is set at 60's). I've made the mistake of firing up
the stove during the day and have been run out of the house
(80's). At night of course all that glass works the other way and
the house goes cold so I fire up the woodstove at about late
dusk, it burns for a few hours and then glows and the house
stays in the 70s till morning. It's usually about 68 when I wake
up, the hot blower in the kitchen may go on for a little while but
so far that's it.


toolman    Posted 11-18-2004 at 09:34:01       [Reply]  [No Email]
sounds like your home has worked out well for you paula, someday you must post some pictures of your place it sounds very nice, you put a lot of thought into it as i recall and it seems to have paid off, good for you.

Patria    Posted 11-18-2004 at 13:19:34       [Reply]  [No Email]
That's right, toolman, we have all been following Paula's house building project. Sounds Great, Paula, enjoy!

Ron/PA    Posted 11-18-2004 at 09:32:16       [Reply]  [No Email]
Way to go, you can be happy with those results, I know I would be.
As for living in the mountains of PA. The fine folks out in the rockies will tell ya they are only hills. LOL
Keep warm.

toolman    Posted 11-18-2004 at 09:35:40       [Reply]  [No Email]
the fine folks in the rockies today can,t see them we,re getting SNOW , ugh thinking of booking my plane tickets to PR now.

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