U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > New York > Long Island
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 03-11-2007, 07:59 PM
 
1 posts, read 13,422 times
Reputation: 19

Advertisements

I know it varies by location/size of house, etc. but can anyone give me an estimate on how much to budget for oil heat and gas heat every month?
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 03-11-2007, 08:54 PM
 
Location: NY/ FL
267 posts, read 1,086,463 times
Reputation: 93
My house is @ 2300 sqft and I pay at least $400.00 a month for oil. And that is shopping around at the COD companies for the lowest rate.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-12-2007, 08:41 AM
 
Location: Pawleys Island, SC
1,696 posts, read 8,488,770 times
Reputation: 721
I have Keyspan for natural gas & LIPA for electric. Gas cost me $384 & electric was $186 for February, yikes $570 bucks!! :0 That is the extreme for winter but it'll swing the other way for summer if we use the central air alot. This is for a 2 zone heat system in a 2200sf house.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-12-2007, 09:11 AM
 
1,341 posts, read 4,647,562 times
Reputation: 605
Our bill..not from long island was 483 for natural gas (normally not that high..but this weird march weather brought that on). NYSEG (new york state gas and electric)..our budget payment is 250. BUT in the summer...we dont use our natural gas alot so our bill is like 50 bucks per month if that..but our budget payment for nyseg will stay the same.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-29-2008, 01:48 PM
 
Location: North Shore, Suffolk County, Long Island
2 posts, read 14,601 times
Reputation: 12
Default paying for oil

I have about 1,000 sq. ft. of living space, and 175 gallons lasted about 10 weeks for us. We paid just under $500 for that much oil at $2.99/gal. (an introductory rate).
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-29-2008, 01:54 PM
 
Location: Eastern Long Island
1,280 posts, read 4,617,507 times
Reputation: 763
my house is 2400 sqft of living space & we live in the pine barren which is generally 5 degrees colder than the rest of LI. Since november we've used 550 gallons. I too call around for the best COD price, it has varied quite a bit this season.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-01-2008, 08:50 AM
 
Location: Sound Beach
2,160 posts, read 7,099,565 times
Reputation: 889
1600 sq ft of heated space on 2 separately zoned floors. We use approx 120 gal a month (but only 3 months of reference). Considering burning my bills in protest (and for heat!)
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-01-2008, 02:10 PM
 
Location: Inis Fada
16,966 posts, read 32,003,540 times
Reputation: 7633
Quote:
Originally Posted by KellyFG View Post
my house is 2400 sqft of living space & we live in the pine barren which is generally 5 degrees colder than the rest of LI. Since november we've used 550 gallons. I too call around for the best COD price, it has varied quite a bit this season.

House is 2000 sq ft (excludes attic and basement both unheated) and by the water. I am at 500 gals since November. And yes, the COD prices have been all over the map.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-02-2008, 09:38 PM
 
128 posts, read 196,497 times
Reputation: 29
I have 1200 SQ
I filled the tank (275 gallons) Dec 2nd its down just above half. I keep my Beckette burner and tank exchanger cleaned and replace the .75 GPH nozzle every year myself.
I baught my own temprature probe and adjusted, stack and damping.
You can never trust the oil people to service them, they tune them rich with to little damping. The burner's run colder, stink and too much oil is wasted up the chimmny.
To many of the service guys are rushed by bosses, have beat tools, coat do a quick 1-2-3 with a coat hanger cleaning the tank tubes.

I also ONLY turn the hot water heater on when I need to shower. I put its exchanger pump on a switch in the bathroom. I also run a wood stove with a heat exchanger in the living room.
Went out an baught a 50 inch HD plasma TV and Cobra SSB CB and amp for my truck with the savings

My Oil guy told me people up in the shabby Euro stucco McMansions on the North Shore pay over $8,000 to heat there houses and still freeze there hinee's off of the wind is over 8MPH.
----And that was last year !

Last edited by RoastBeefJackson; 03-02-2008 at 09:46 PM..
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-12-2008, 07:25 AM
 
111 posts, read 391,014 times
Reputation: 32
Could you explain the steps. I know I'm not a plumber but I am quite handy. If you explain it step by step I can pick that up.
I got this from oil scams. from habitat mag .com
Protect Yourself Method 1: Use a Dipstick or a Petrometer
As the oil is pumped out of the truck, the driver pushes up a lever to close each oil compartment after it empties. It isn’t completely empty, though. It’s full of air. The DCA does an annual “product depletion” test on every oil-delivery truck to confirm that air isn't getting into the meter and being registered as oil. The meter-calibration chamber is then wired shut and lead tags seal the wires in place. If the truck passes all the tests, the inspector attaches a lead and wire clamp over the adjustment controls of the meter and places an official circular seal to the meter.

There are three main grades of heating oil, called No. 2, No. 4, and No. 6.
The first is the cleanest and most expensive; the last is the dirtiest and cheapest; and No. 4 is a mixture of the two. Unless you're installing a new boiler, you don’t get to choose which oil you use; your boiler and burner will be manufactured to burn one. No. 6 is heavy, sluggish and dirty.
Every truck has an air-eliminator device that is supposed to stop you from doing that
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:



Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > New York > Long Island
View detailed profiles of:

All times are GMT -6.

© 2005-2021, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Contact Us - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37 - Top