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Old 11-24-2008, 08:19 PM   #16
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I have info on gas fireplaces, which should be relatively close to an older furnace...the gas valves in most current gas fireplaces use around 30,000 BTU's a day = about 110 therms a year. A NG therm costs constantly change but can routinely cost anywhere from 1.00 to 1.50. End result is about $100 to $150 a year. We(fireplace supplier) usually quote $10 to $12 to operate a NG pilot.
Interesting. I found another quote where it stated that furnace pilots use between 5 & 12 therms per month.

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Interesting. I found another quote where it stated that furnace pilots use between 5 & 12 therms per month.

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Don't you get it that some pilots orifice openings are larger than others hence the differences?
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110 therms per year = 9 per month. 5 to 12 therms per month sounds correct depending on the pilot.
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Bottom line is.
Pilots are highly wastefull.


Kinda like the Big 3 using their private coporate jets to tell Congress they need 25 billion dollars to stay a float.
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Don't you get it that some pilots orifice openings are larger than others hence the differences?
Kind of obvious.
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110 therms per year = 9 per month. 5 to 12 therms per month sounds correct depending on the pilot.
Yes, that's why I posted it.

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Bottom line is.
Pilots are highly wastefull.


Kinda like the Big 3 using their private coporate jets to tell Congress they need 25 billion dollars to stay a float.
Thanks, Been.

When I started this whole mess, I wanted to break out my non-heating gas usage (using summer months as baseline). I failed to take in account my pilot which had been running constantly.

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