"First, we replaced the old, inefficient and unsafe furnace."
Over the past four years, Connie Norona and her son, Charlie, have cut their oil use from 650 to 400 gallons. They are saving about $850 a year. Here's how they did it.
First, we replaced the old, inefficient and unsafe furnace in their manufactured home with a new Miller unit. Next, Charlie and Connie got an energy audit from Efficiency Vermont and Building Energy. Then they made several improvements:
- Foam sprayed underneath the floor and on the inside of the foundation.
- Loose-fill cellulose and air sealing in the attic.
- New, efficient double-glazed windows to replace all the old single pane units.
An annual furnace tune-up from our service technicians, including a full safety check and an efficiency test.
Using less energy saves money, reduces emissions, creates jobs and makes us more secure. Your Energy Co-op celebrates Charlie and Connie Norona - and dozens of our members - for making their homes more energy efficient. Thank you all.
Monday, March 23, 2015
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Our Member Testimonials
My wife and I are committed to reducing our fossil energy footprint, and have been heating our home with wood, trying to use our old oil burner only as backup. Unfortunately, this leaves some cold corners in the house, including our kid's room. We started researching some options, and quickly noticed the Energy Coop's heat pump advertisements. We hesitated for some time, but last fall we went ahead and had one installed. The installation itself was fast with limited disruption, and the heat pump has surpassed our expectations.
Todd C. and Maeve McB.
South Burlington, Vermont