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#16 toomanytoys84 OFFLINE  

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Posted January 15, 2015 - 01:54 PM

My brother in law just got oil, it was still 2.99 per gallon. My mom got it in Nov before the crude oil drop and it was 3.49 so not much of a drop....just like deisel.

 

When my tank was delivered it was actually cheaper, it was 2.35 a gallon!  Went down 14 cents in a few days.


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Posted September 10, 2015 - 10:04 AM

Guess what guys!  It's that time again, or just about!

 

Called to fill up my two 275 gallon tanks at the beginning of the week.  Got the bill today, $1155.22 after sales tax.  I ran my tanks empty, because I was having my new furnace installed(done and done).  I had the tanks flushed and inspected when the furnace was installed, and new filters put inline as well.

 

Came out to 2.10004 a gallon.

 

12 to 13 it was 2200 to fill both tanks-Nearly $4000 in oil used this winter

13 to 14 it was 1900 to fill both tanks-Nearly $3500 in oil used this winter

14 to 15 so far 1100 to fill both tanks.-

 

If the price holds this year I will be at around $2000 used!  Going from a 1984 model furnace to a brand new 2015 model maybe I'll use less if my new furnace is as much improved as my air conditioning has proved to be!  But looking at the "winter projections" They are calling for below average temps, and average snow fall for my area.

 

The new AC has been amazing.  My highest electric bill this summer was 151 my last bill was 135.  So much better


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Posted September 10, 2015 - 11:21 AM

I fixed my oil furnace the first year I bought the house----- took it out and sold it!! I burn about 5 cords of wood a year, this year I picked up 2 pallets of wood fiber bricks. See how it goes!?!?
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Posted September 10, 2015 - 11:36 AM

I would like to top off, but tank is at 3/4 so they won't top it until we are down to below a 1/2 or 150 gals


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Posted September 11, 2015 - 11:48 AM

$1.06 per litre in July.. only time I ever burned oil was for a couple years in my garage way back and even then I diluted it with 50% used motor oil to keep the costs down.. 



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Posted September 11, 2015 - 11:54 AM

My propane has also dropped from last year of around $2.10 to $1.75 prepaid.  I still have half a tank & prepaid for 1,000 gallons, which will be plenty for both Dad & I.  Dad has a heat pump, so the propane is just supplement heat on real cold days.  He uses one of those ventless fireplaces.



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Posted September 11, 2015 - 02:01 PM

We just received our notice to contract propane the other day. They are asking $1.05 a gallon and the purchase needs to be completed no later than Sept. 25th. Now I ask you, are prices going to continue to fall or should I contract my LP ??????

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Posted September 11, 2015 - 02:06 PM

We just received our notice to contract propane the other day. They are asking $1.05 a gallon and the purchase needs to be completed no later than Sept. 25th. Now I ask you, are prices going to continue to fall or should I contract my LP ??????

:tapping_fingers:

 Are you serious, just a buck and a nickel???



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Posted September 11, 2015 - 02:19 PM

Yah I'm serious. It's through the local COOP and I just checked the letter again to make sure. I have a scanner but I'm not sure if I could get it on here. 

Maybe I'm hi-jacking this thread?


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Posted September 11, 2015 - 03:00 PM

No worries about. Its about heating prices

I thought about going propane but everyone said propane prices are just a unsteady as oil. So I went with what I know.

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Posted September 11, 2015 - 03:04 PM

I fixed my oil furnace the first year I bought the house----- took it out and sold it!! I burn about 5 cords of wood a year, this year I picked up 2 pallets of wood fiber bricks. See how it goes!?!?

I would go all wood heat if I was always home. Working out of town I can't expect my wife to manage a wood stove and 2 kids. I know wives did it for years, but my wife isn't that way. She would burn the house down or freeze.

I Wish I Knew What Oil Prices Were Going To do. I have 5 55 gallons drum clean. I'd fill those up too if I knew what the price was going to be in January

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Posted September 11, 2015 - 05:04 PM

I Wish I Knew What Oil Prices Were Going To do.

 

If you get an inside track on this let us know will you. I dropped and broke my crystal ball night before last so I'm out of the loop.  :wallbanging:



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Posted September 11, 2015 - 05:14 PM

If you get an inside track on this let us know will you. I dropped and broke my crystal ball night before last so I'm out of the loop. :wallbanging:


Mine has been out of order.
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Posted September 22, 2015 - 09:47 PM

Finally made up my mind on how to handle the propane this winter. Drove into the COOP and asked what propane was delivered today. They told me if I pay within 10 days it is $.86 a gallon and after that it will be $.91 a gallon. I told them to send the truck and fill the tank. They put in 313.2 gallons at a cost of $280.12 taxes included. Sure glad I stopped at the COOP today.  :D


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Posted January 13, 2016 - 12:22 PM

Well update to this.

Just topped off my tanks.  $1.55 a gallon!  Cheapest I have ever purchased.

 

I am not sure if my new furnance is any better than my old one with oil usage or not.  The temps have been so strange, I used 175 gallons since I figure turned it on at the end of October till now.  Which I think would equate out to about 1 month of use with the way temps have been.

 

If I assume using 175 a month for 4 months, that puts me at 700 gallons.  Before I'd use 800-900 so maybe it is.  Since I just topped off, and can fudge in how much I used from the 1st to the 13th I can figure out how much I'll use this month.  But it's all hard to say.

 

I need to figure out how to hook up my hour meter to my new furnace.  My old one I had an hour meter hooked up to the pump, so I could count hours.  Then roughly figure gallons per hour how much it took to fill back up.


Edited by toomanytoys84, January 13, 2016 - 12:27 PM.





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