On 12-01-14 09:40 PM, Jed Rothwell wrote:
Stephen A. Lawrence <sa...@pobox.com <mailto:sa...@pobox.com>> wrote:
These prices are just plain silly.
He's going to manufacture furnaces for the home for $500 each.
Sure he is, like I really believe that...
On the contrary, it is quite believable. The device is only 10 kW,
which is not enough to heat an entire house. It sounds like a
stand-alone device, like a large baseboard electric room heater, or a
OK, that's a good point. For a stand alone "space heater" the price
I was picturing a "fixed installation" furnace that's hooked into the
heating ducts or steam pipes of the house, and they start at about $650
and go up ('way up) from there.
A 240 V 5 kW baseboard heater costs $250, so that's right at the same
price point. 12 kW kerosene heaters cost $150 to $250.
A small gas furnace designed for central heating, with remote
thermostatic controls and whatnot costs $800 to $1000.