Tag Archives: propane

Mix and Match Heat

The path toward figuring out how to heat the house is really a one-step-at-a-time project.  Getting the wood stove installed was definitely a big leap in that regard, but it didn’t get us all the way there.  The big issue … Continue reading

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Duct Wrap

Fresh off one polar vortex and apparently heading into another, we’re back to fretting over the heat and the heating bill.  Our propane usage went up about 20% last month and the price per gallon has gone up 25 cents … Continue reading

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Some Gains on Efficiency?

As a lover of data, I’ve started getting pretty excited to update my propane usage graph every time we get a new bill.  This time around, I was hoping to see some big improvement in our fuel usage from the … Continue reading

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Checking in on Propane

Our propane provider returned today to fill up our tanks.  This was a much shorter period than we’ve gone between refilling in the past – probably because the tanks were so low last time they came.  With this new bill, … Continue reading

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Tracking Propane Usage

We finally started our air sealing work in the basement yesterday with the leadership of our home energy consulting firm (who performed our home energy audit).  I’ll be posting soon about how the actual work is going, but before that … Continue reading

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Sieve Sweet Sieve

So it turns out the ignition problem that shut down our boiler last night was a result of no propane coming through the line.  The fact that no propane was coming through the line was due to the fact that … Continue reading

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Propane Potential

As our closing date inches closer to the 11/15 city deadline for digging up the street (which the utility company would likely have to do in order to run a gas main to the house), it’s seeming likely that we … Continue reading

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