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 Friday, July 20th, 2018
It's In The Stars

It's In The Stars

As winter gets closer and heating bills are creeping upwards, you may want to consider your home’s furnace as a good way to cut heating costs over time. Home heating is a major expense, as well as a major user of fuel and a contributor to greenhouse gases. The typical household spends half its total energy bill just on heating & cooling alone, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. If you buy an oil or gas furnace that qualifies for Energy Star, you’ll save 15% - 20% versus other models. Energy Star units must have annual fuel efficiency ratings of 83% for oil and 90% or higher for gas. Chances are that you, like many homeowners, have a furnace that is a few decades old. You may have efficiency as low as 50% – meaning half of every dollar you spend on fuel goes to waste. Newer models can increase your energy efficiency while cutting your fuel costs and making sure that you stay warm this winter.

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