As temperatures start to drop many people start wondering how to get the best return on their home energy investments. If you are one of those people, the Fuel Value Calculator just became your new BFF.
This basic spreadsheet contains two complementary worksheets.
The Fuel Value Calculator will help calculate how much you could afford to pay for alternative heating fuels based on your current fuel source, its cost, and estimated recoverable heating values.
The Power Calculator will help you estimate savings when considering generating electricity from woody biomass.
The calculations in both worksheets are based on the energy in the fuels and their typical combustion efficiency but do not consider other costs (such as capital or maintenance costs, conversion costs, or fuel handling costs).