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  1. Utilities
    We have the 'gold' furnace, installed in '99. When we just had an oil company service it for the upcoming winter, he told us about a program the company is offering- if you have a certain 'burner' on it, you can call the company, they will send you a NEW burner FREE. These particular burner...
  2. Question and Answer
    I am due to replace my furnace filter and have been thinking about switching to a reusable furnace filter instead of continuing to buy disposable filters. I don't know anyone who uses a reusable filter and most people look at me funny for even considering it (I'd like to try and reduce the...
  3. DIY
    What do you suggest I do if the filter I need for my furnace isn't the size I need? Any particular filter I should or should not use? Thank you!
  4. Frugal Living
    We have a wood burning fireplace in the new house. I've never had one before. I'm wondering how much it would save us to buy firewood vs cranking up the heat. A thing of firewood is about $200-300 here, depending on whom you buy it from. You can get a firewood permit here for $5 to get 2 cords...
  5. Home Environment
    Do you regularly change or clean your furnace filters? I know that I, for one, am not as on top of it as I should be. However, I also know how important it is in keeping the air quality in my home clean. So, how 'bout it? How good are you at changing your filters?
  6. Question and Answer
    What is the most cost-efficient thing to do--we've started having nicer weather, however there are a few cool nights ahead of us before Spring is truly here. Should I turn the thermostat down (closer to 50 degrees) or should I turn it off? What would you recommend? Thanks!
  7. General Chat
    As you know the furnace broke, and now we have to get a whole new one. It is a bit cold. However, the snow is falling, and I cannot believe I am saying this, but it looked pretty coming down. Thrash me!! LOL By January 2nd, I am sick of snow and slush, and winter. I have to admit thought, I like...
  8. Frugal Living
    We have a propane furnace, it broke, furnace man came, it is cracked and we have to pruchase a new furnace. We are thinking of getting a forcved eletric furnace instead of the propane. I am worried about the cost of the eltric bill monthly. It is 100% efficient vs. 65% for propane. Does anyone...
  9. Frugal Living
    The weather in my neck of the woods has slowly gotten colder - autumn is on the way for sure. We've had frost some mornings :sigh: and yesterday morning I had to dig out my scarf to wear to work :cap: So, how's the weather in your neck of the woods? Has it gotten cold enough overnight so...
  10. Home Environment
    After last winter, we knew we'd have to replace our ancient oil furnace. It is the original furnace and our house is nearly 60 years old! We have looked into converting to gas and in the process, discovered that Ohio requires whomever puts the gas line in from the street to the house be...
  11. Utilities
    We just recently purchased a outside wood furnace to heat our house. Working on getting things ready to get it installed soon. Locally propane is $ 3.70 a gallon. Fuel oil is $ 4.50 a gallon. I told my hubby earlier this year that I refuse to be held hostage by the propane and electric...
  12. Utilities
    Well we have a heating/cooling guy coming in tomorrow night to start installing a new furnace and an on demand hot water heater!!! I am so glad we are finally able to get these two things out of the way...thankfully the money we are using to pay for them is out of my casino winnings from this...
  13. Question and Answer
    We currently have a 50+ year old oil furnace. We have decided it's time to replace it and are trying to decide on whether to replace with gas or go with a heat pump. Price-wise, they come out to about the same, since we don't have a gas line to the house we will have to pay for that on top of...
  14. News you can use
    Protect Your Investment: Furnace In this new weekly feature, we'll help you protect your investment by keeping your home?and all its many systems and components?in good condition. Stay tuned for future installments. Should your gas furnace falters or fails this winter, you might be able to fix...
  15. Utilities
    Our new house has a 5" filter in the furnace, but I can't find them locally and online they are 50$!!! It also has a slot for a 1" filter instead of the 5", but I am considering buying one of the washable ones to fit in there. Does anyone know any differences between the 5" and 1" and what...
  16. Health and beauty
    Not exactly frugal, but may be prudent. Does anyone have a UV lamp in their furnace to kill bacteria and mold? We are considering one and I am wondering if anyone thinks they are worth it.
  17. Utilities
    Well, the last time I posted about my electric bill I still wasn't happy about it. In our coldest month the bill was over $200. Then last month it dropped to $155.00. Well my hubby put in a new to us furnace that is way more efficient, but had been given to us. I got the new electric bill today...
  18. General Chat
    my washing machine is thumping to it's own NEW vibration. It's been on it's last legs for a while. It cracked some kind of bearing and oil's been leaking out for 15 years, and the Sears man said when it came near the end, it would lose it's ability to deal with ordinary balancing issues. Well...
  19. General Chat
    We had the oil company in here on Wednesday to clean our furnace out and get it ready for winter and they found a huge crack in the boiler part of it so now we have to put a whole new system in to the tune of $6800.. we paid half of it in cash and will put the other half on the credit card as...
  20. General Chat
    It seems like it has been running non-stop for days now! It is -1º right now but with the wind chill it is -13º and only going to get colder as the night progresses. :( Tomorrow and Monday it is supposed to get into the 20's but then on Tuesday another artic front is going to come down and for...
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