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  1. #1
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    Aug 2008
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    I saved a ton on my utilities this winter!!

    This past summer I replaced my existing heating and cooling system.
    My existing system was a Bard fuel oil furnace combined with a 2.5 ton bard air conditioner.

    Since my house doesn't have gas, I decided to go all electric.
    I went on the lower end of the Lennox units and had them install the CBX26UH air handler and a XP13 heat pump.


    I know fuel oil prices were more expensive last year than they are this year... but the difference I payed in utilites is a huge difference.
    This represents the months of December - March (4 months of bills)

    Last year when I had fuel oil heating I payed $456.95 in electricity and $2206.33 in fuel oil for a total of $2663.28

    This year I payed a total of $1117.22 in electricity.

    That is a difference of $1546.06
    Woot!

  2. #2
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    Congrats.
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  3. #3
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    Jul 2002
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    Zelienople, Pa
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    Imagine what you would've saved with a 16 or 19 SEER system!
    How tall are you Private???!!!!

  4. #4
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    Round Rock
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gunnery Sergeant Hartman View Post
    Imagine what you would've saved with a 16 or 19 SEER system!
    Probably another $300 over the winter. The price difference installing the higher efficiency would have been substantially higher though. I think the biggest difference was getting rid of that oil. He's still paying over $250 a month in utility costs for a 2.5 ton heat pump which is probably still a bit on the high side. Depending on where he lives. Hopefully for that price, somewhere cold and not Texas. I would focus on insulation and sealing the house up. I'll bet you can almost achieve the same results of a higher SEER unit by doing these things for probably 1/4 of the cost.
    I like DIY'ers. They pay better to fix.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Delaware Ohio
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    I live in ohio and we did have a pretty cold winter.... but in all reality... my electric bill was over 100 a month when I was heating with fuel oil.. so my heating averaged about 160 a month

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