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"This winter, I haven't even turned the furnace on."
My last Co-op oil delivery was in September 2013. My tank is almost empty. I think I used about 100 gallons two winters ago and about 150 last winter. This winter I've added a second heat pump in the basement and haven't even turned the furnace on. We got down to -17° F a couple of nights and I had a fire in the woodstove to supplement the heat pumps.
In previous winters I've burned about 1.5 cords of wood, but this year it’s about a third of a cord. I also have a third heat pump sitting in the garage that I'm going to put in on the second floor.
Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Promoting energy efficiency may seem counter-intuitive for a home heating fuel dealer. After all, the more energy efficient our customers’ homes are, the less fuel we sell.
Our Member Testimonials
We are very pleased with our heat pump and heat pump water heater. Joe and the rest of the staff at the Energy Co-op of Vermont were very professional. They were honest about what their products would do, and about our options. (For example, we may wish to add a second heat pump in the future because of how our house is laid out. Despite that, we rarely use our oil furnace now.) We are enjoying big savings and much lower fossil fuel use, since we have solar PV. I have recommended the Energy Co-op of Vermont to others.