My partner Max and I weren’t cheap, but all of us were very frugal.
We didn’t have money to throw away, and in purchasing a more up-to-date furnace, Max wanted to get the best for what we could afford.
We didn’t want to trade savings for efficiency, but all of us didn’t want to trade efficiency just to save a little piece of money either. We wanted to compromise between savings and efficiency. After a long and serious discussion and a lot of research, all of us knew what all of us wanted in efficiency ratings. Max figured that for the extra money all of us would spend on an energy efficient furnace, all of us would save on the energy bills. This would be a greater payback for us, than just saving money. With the cost of energy rising nowadays, every penny all of us saved was a big plus! Oil is now over $6 a gallon, and all of us want to use as little as possible… Until it becomes a necessity to use the oil, Max and I are using our wood-burning stove, but all of us can only get wood for so long. Once the snow starts falling, it cuts our wood shed off to us because of where it is located. That’s when we’ll be using the central furnace. We have a bit of time to decide which furnace all of us want to get, but if snow comes earlier, it cuts our decision time in half; Next week, we should purchase the up-to-date furnace, and keep it on just enough to keep the chill out of our house until the wood-burning stove warms the house up. Energy Conservation and quality of life are our two chief troubles this winter.