Jeremy Baker wrote:As you may have heard there’s a fuel shortage in Germany and rationing is beginning. We are renting a new big house and want to move to a smaller house for the winter. The current house has a 3 year old natural gas boiler and radiant floor heat. But it’s much bigger than we need. If we rent a smaller house we dont know what type of heat is best. And a lot of the rentals are old and may be inefficient. What fuel might be most affordable and available this Winter? I’m wondering if a pellet stove might work well if we order pellets in bulk now. Seems like the supply of pellets might be stable. But I’m just guessing. thanks.
Jeremy Baker wrote:Douglas……that’s the direction I’m leaning. Solid fuel stove. My partner is intending to have a shipping container of her possessions shipped back to America. So I could use a nice pellet stove here temporarily then ship it in the shipping container.
Jeremy Baker wrote:Thanks Douglas, Debbie, S Bengi,……I’m just beginning to look into energy seriously because we might be stuck here for the Winter due to sick dog that cannot be moved. Amazing how expensive a sick loved one can become. I also neglected to mention the new house is very expensive rental at $3000/month while we see a small house rental for $1000/month. We are starting payments on our own place in USA but cannot move there yet due to the dog. I wish it was simpler.
Jeremy Baker wrote:...We could rent out unused rooms and share the energy expense (but there’s a LOT of red tape involved here)...
Darren Halloran wrote:I believe if your feet feel warm you are half way there to keeping your whole body warm.
Problem fir me I have trouble getting my feet warm. I know it’s probably a circulation issue , but any advice on what you do or take would be appreciated.
John Hume wrote:
6. With all the regulations you may not be able to do much with wood stoves, pellet stoves and the like. An electric oil filled radiator style heater would be quite effective in a tent. Outside the tent use lap blankets, hot water bottles, and long underwear.
Alice Fast wrote:
What do you mean?
Are they really banning the use of existing wood stoves in Germany?
This being permies forum I assumed the question was not about in-town location where they have no-burn days, but rural.
If that's the case and they're banning woodstoves in rural areas, I'd say the problem isn't the big house but the country itself and relocation is in order.