furnace Articles

Furnace Failure Means a Difficult Winter Until Foundation Offers Family Aid

Anita I. and her family had to be innovative to survive a winter after experiencing a furnace failure in their Dunbar, West Virginia, home.   Anita placed small heaters in bedrooms and the living room, but the electric system in the home couldn’t handle any more,...

Poll Shows Savings Sparks Interest in Energy Efficiency

A major retrofit with an eye toward energy efficiency, including energy efficient heating, new windows, installing LED bulbs, improving insulation, replacing roofs and taking other actions to seal the thermal envelope can cut home energy use at least in half,...

LMI Households Face Obstacles to Achieving Energy Efficiency

Low- and Middle-Income (LMI) households have historically faced obstacles to becoming more energy efficient, despite the outsized impact efficiency measures would have for this population. Low-income households pay more than 7 percent of their income on energy bills,...

Heat Pumps: What Misconceptions Do Members Have?

Heat pumps are misunderstood by many homeowners – many still believe that they do not adequately heat homes or know very little about them. Heat pumps are more energy efficient, because they move warm air from one space to another instead of generating cold or hot...