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Chris Lowry
09-29-2018, 07:46 PM
Just curious how much power people use... always wondered how smaller furnaces run.

We run a Stadelman furnace 400lbs, melt Spruce Pine once a week and use around 9400KWH in 31 days. That is strictly the furnace.

On a side note electricity is around $.33 a KWH here.

Mark Rosenbaum
09-30-2018, 12:30 PM
Hard to tell unless you have separate meters. I think my AC takes as much power as my furnace! :O

David Hopman
10-01-2018, 10:03 AM
I'm using an average of 7000 kwh an hour for my entire building, running a 230 lb Electroglass furnace, electric glory hole, 1 annealer, charging once every 3 weeks and blowing 2 days a week.

Shop closed, only electricity use is the furnace: 170 kwh per day.
Blowing day, all equipment and gallery lighting running: 370 kwh per day
Shop open, not blowing: 190 kwh per day.
Average cost: .23 per kwh.

Max Epstein
10-01-2018, 06:20 PM
Damn, maybe I should get on the electric bandwagon. My electric rates are cheaaaap.

.06 per kWh
.38-.70 per CCF nat gas (not sure, haven't fired up yet)

Pete VanderLaan
10-01-2018, 06:49 PM
Look at the entire bill, not just the KWH per hr. Currently, in NH my costs of power are lower than the delivery charge. Take the bottom line.

Max Epstein
10-22-2018, 11:45 PM
Customer Charge: $37.86
Energy Charge - kWh at $0.05556
Fuel & Purch Pwr - kWh at $0.035

So... worst case 170 kWh x 31 x $0.0556 + $37.86

...is $330.

I don't envy your power bill Chris.