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:
|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|