It’s cold, it’s been cold, and the forecast calls for many more cold days and weeks ahead.
We have a Harmon pellet stove insert that we’ve used for about five or six years now burning New England wood pellets manufactured in Jaffrey, New Hampshire. Buying local is a good thing, and over the years the cost of pellets has stayed pretty stable from between $260 – $290 per pallet of fifty 40-lb. bags
We also have a Carrier furnace and a Rinnai Tankless Hot Water Heater – both energy efficient and powered by propane.
It has always been an effective combination – pellets during the day and propane at night.
That is until the propane delivery this week and receipt of the bill which itemized the cost of propane at $4.75 per gallon. $4.75 per gallon – is this a great world or what?
In December 2012, basically a year ago, the cost per gallon was $2.72. This is a 74% increase in price. I’m still reeling over sticker shock.
And, if you’re wondering if we’re really warm and toasty – not so much. The daytime temperature stays around 67-68° the majority of the time while at nighttime we have the furnace set at 61°.
So, are you seeing a spike in your heating costs this winter or is it just those of us up here in frigid New England?