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Old 04-23-2013, 10:42 AM
 
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Looking back on all the time that I have spent in Salida, it has generally been late spring thru late fall. And not too much winter. so, less windy days are ahead, hopefully.
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Marty
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Old 04-24-2013, 10:08 AM
 
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One more question for the Salida area dwellers who own homes fueled by propane.
While I know this is an open-ended question, about how much propane on average do you use during a winter month?
Now I know this depends on the home, construction, insulation, windows, #of people, temperature inside and outside, water use, home size, exposure, showering, ... and a bunch of other things.

But on average - for say a 2,500 sq. ft home, are we talking a hundred gallons per month, several hundred gallons per month?

Any examples you can share?
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Old 04-24-2013, 01:53 PM
 
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I'm solar so I can't help you. I asked my neighbour and they use *about* 500 gallons of propane and about 3 cords of wood for their wood burning fireplace per year. So, if you ballpark propane at $2.50 per gallon X 500= $1250 plus 3 X $150=$450 so $1700. That's probably from September thru part of May so maybe 8 months? If you figure around $200 per month, you'll be in the ball park. Your mileage may vary...
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Old 04-24-2013, 03:27 PM
 
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We have radiant in floor heating and it cost us around $500 per month to heat our house to 71 deg. It's approx 5,400 sqft with really high ceiling in some areas, but our location is typically about 10deg cooler than Salida.

Our neighbors house is ~2,500 sq/ft and they pay the same, but have forced air which is not as efficient.

Passive solar is also a big help if your house faces south with lots of windows. Facing south is a really good idea in this climate.
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Old 04-25-2013, 09:50 AM
 
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We heated 2,500 ft2 7 miles north of town for $5/day with a pellet stove. Hot water heater and drier were on propane.
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Old 04-25-2013, 10:48 AM
 
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I've heard from numerous sources that Salida High School is the only mountain school that actually competes with the Front Range schools on the football field.
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Old 04-26-2013, 08:13 AM
 
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My wife and I frequently drive from the Phoenix (AZ) area to Salida to check on a little project we have there. In fact, we just returned a week ago and we have never seen the wind blow as hard as it did late into the evening as we have the last few years. No wind and it was absolutely perfect during the day. Even with the temperature in the forties or fifties. We love it there!

BTW - I am not sure what Salida was like on the 16th of this month since "that wind" practically blew away the entire southwest and we were on the road? I can only imagine since we were having a terrible time staying on the road from Tuba City well into Colorado.

Dbl BTW - Salidians: Catch a glimpse of a blue Dodge 4x4 or a little silver Volvo crossover with AZ plates, Honk and wave! We won't bite
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Old 04-26-2013, 11:53 AM
 
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Now that the monsoons are gone (since about 2008) the wind seems to get worse every year - observation.
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Old 04-30-2013, 01:52 PM
 
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My wife and I frequently drive from the Phoenix (AZ) area to Salida to check on a little project we have there. In fact, we just returned a week ago and we have never seen the wind blow as hard as it did late into the evening as we have the last few years. No wind and it was absolutely perfect during the day. Even with the temperature in the forties or fifties. We love it there!

BTW - I am not sure what Salida was like on the 16th of this month since "that wind" practically blew away the entire southwest and we were on the road? I can only imagine since we were having a terrible time staying on the road from Tuba City well into Colorado.

Dbl BTW - Salidians: Catch a glimpse of a blue Dodge 4x4 or a little silver Volvo crossover with AZ plates, Honk and wave! We won't bite
I just returned from a short trip to Phoenix, didn't see the Dodge or the Volvo in Phoenix
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Old 05-01-2013, 07:47 AM
 
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I just returned from a short trip to Phoenix, didn't see the Dodge or the Volvo in Phoenix
No? Hmmm? That must had been the day we decided to stay home.
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