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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. Their 1997 double-wide manufactured home in Mason County had an electric furnace and some leaky ductwork and windows. Fleming-Mason recognized that the heating system alone was likely causing the high monthly electric bills. The coop suggested the couple consider participating in the How$martKY program as a way to pay for replacing that electric furnace with a high efficiency heat pump.


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. The electric furnace needed to be replaced by a high efficiency heat pump. After the work was done, the couple shared that the contractor came when he said he would to do the work "and for that gets ‘an A plus.’” The couple also shared that their home is now “more comfortable when it’s cold outside.” The couple is sure summer will be more pleasant, too.


Gross Cost of Improvements:
     Customer investment: -$1,450.00
     KY Home Performance rebate: -$1,555.40
     Fleming Mason rebates:  -$663.32
Net Cost of Financed Improvements:  $4,108.28


Projected monthly electricity cost savings:  $42.00
How much will be paid back monthly over 15 years: $29.79