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Insulating, Sealing and Replacing an Electric Furnace with a Heat Pump

A How$martKY participant in Jackson County paid $408.80 for electricity in January 2011. Through the How$martKY program, the customer was able to get considerable air-sealing and insulation done as well as to replace his electric furnace with a high-efficiency heat pump. After the retrofit, the client’s January 2012 electric bill showed a savings of $165.66. Much of that savings is a result of having a more tightly-sealed home and a more energy efficient heat source.


Replacing an Electric Furnace with a High Efficiency Heat Pump

A retired couple getting electricity from Fleming-Mason Energy was suffering from high winter electricity bills. After a whole-house energy evaluation, including a blower door test, it was confirmed that the windows needed caulking, the ducts needed to be sealed along the joints and that a new heating and cooling system was definitely needed. Learn more about this couple's story.


Sealing Air Leaks, Adding insulation and Reconnecting Ductwork

A customer of Fleming-Mason Energy was having a tough time paying her high electric bills. Living alone, in a two-story, stick built home, this customer could not see how a modest sized home, with the thermostat set in the low 60s, could create such high usage and cost in the winter. Read how the program helped this customer.