Featured Entry – Furnace 16

Debra from Woolwich, Maine

“Well, I don’t know if I SHOULD win but I know why I’d like to. My house is a 1,500 sq/ft. rancher which I bought a year-and-a-half ago. So far I have had to replace the roof ($10,000) and well pump ($950) among other things. Because the furnace/boiler is old, it is incredibly inefficient. The front is cast iron and the heat pours off it into the basement. It costs as much to heat this house as it does my sister to heat her 2-and-a-half story house, half-a-mile away. The furnace consumes an average of about 100 gallons of oil per month—somehow even in the summer!

My 84-year-old father, who has dementia, lives with me and he gets cold easily, so this winter I supplemented with electric heaters. I keep his bedroom and the living room around 72-74 degrees during the day but in the rest of the house (every room is a zone) the thermostats are set at 60 or lower. An efficient furnace would be safer and certainly decrease heating costs. I know I need a new one, but I can’t afford it.”



Previous ‘Featured Entries’

Week 1

Furnace 1 | Furnace 2 | Furnace 3 | Furnace 4 | Furnace 5

Week 2

Furnace 6 | Furnace 7 | Furnace 8 | Furnace 9 | Furnace 10

Week 3

Furnace 11 | Furnace 12 | Furnace 13 | Furnace 14 | Furnace 15

Week 4

Furnace 16 | Furnace 17 | Furnace 18 | Furnace 19 | Furnace 20

Week 5

Furnace 21 | Furnace 22 | Furnace 23 | Furnace 24 | Furnace 25

One response to “Featured Entry – Furnace 16”

  1. Theresa Haughian says:

    Hello. I was looking at the pictures of furnaces that were entered in your contest. I also sent a photo of mine, which is over 40 years old. I did not send a photo of the back side of it, as a lot of these photos are, because I couldn’t get to it. It was too close to the wall. I wanted to thank you for the opportunity to win a new furnace. From the photos, it is apparent there is quite a need out there. Regards, Theresa.

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