Tuesday, January 17, 2012

As we continue with improving our energy efficiency we had a new furnace installed to replace our 80% furnace.
   
 Since this along with all the other work we have been able to lower the thermostate by 3.5 degrees!!! According to http://www.eia.gov/emeu/consumptionbriefs/recs/thermostat_settings/thermostat.html that means we save $15 to $40 a YEAR for each degree we lower. So in our case


15 * 3.5 = $52.5 a year


to


40 * 3.5 = $140 a year


It is important to realize that the payback for some of these improvements take a while.


This is Gloria.  I couldn't wait to put in my two cents about the furnace.  It's so nice to not have to worry about CO poisoning from a 15 + year old furnace with no cover.  Or worse the potential fire hazard was astronomical.  It's definitely one worry this stay-at-home mother doesn't have to constantly worry about.  I personally don't even care about the financial payback...because the stress-free-ness of the situation is worth much more.

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