In addition, consumers with older furnaces should consider replacing them with a new, energy-efficient model. "Consumers who replace an older heating system can yield savings of 20 percent to 30 percent, particularly if the existing system is more than 20 years old," said Jennifer Thorne Amann, co-author of the Consumer Guide to Home Energy Savings and an ACEEE senior associate.
The Consumer Guide to Home Energy Savings, 8th Edition, can be viewed at www.aceee.org/consumerguide. It can also be ordered in hard copy for $13.95 ppd. via the Web site or from ACEEE Publications, 1001 Connecticut Ave. N.W., Suite 801, Washington, DC 20036.
Publication date: 11/08/2004