? about hydrosil heating system

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  1. fishtrap3

    fishtrap3 Well-Known Member

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    Does anyone use these heaters? Or know anyone who does? I am looking for a way to offset my propane costs. I am currently renting and would be looking at the 110volt portables. Any other Ideas short of a woodstove as there is currently one in the house but the chimney needs to be resleeved and the owners won't do it. thanks fishtrap3
     
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    Never heard of one, can you describe what it is at all, or provide a web link?

    Natural gas is about the cheapest heating there is if available; next is LP.

    Wood pellet can be vented through the wall, but still need to buy fuel then so not exactly real cheap.

    So, what's the deal that this would provide you cheaper heating, what's special about it, how is it a different heater? Surely you are not looking at an electric resistance heater - most expensive heat of all?

    --->Paul
     
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    Think Coal........
     
  5. uncle Will in In.

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    It's a high-tech electric heater that varies the amount of current used to heat a liquid core. It is still using electric to produce the heat.
     
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    You may consider running single wall stovepipe from the back of the woodstove all the way up the existing chimney. It is a very cheap, quick and safe way to "fix" the chimney that needs relining. The pipe will last for several years, if not a decade or more. The stovepipe costs about $1 per running foot.
     
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    Thanks for the information and other ideas....

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