Posted on Friday, January 13, 2012 by Michael
#VT – Stephanie posted this to her Cambridge neighbors via Front Porch Forum a couple days ago…
So, I doubt if we are the ONLY household having issues with using fuel oil. It has gotten to be outrageously expensive to heat with… What are other/cheaper options? Do you know if Jeffersonville has Natural gas? Is switching to propane any better? Just wondered what other old homes are using these days to cut heating cost. Thank goodness for our fireplace insert! Using 100 gallons every week and a half is killing us. Thanks for ANY info!
And now today she adds…
Wow! Thank you to everyone with different opinions for heating alternatives! I was bombarded with so many emails I couldn’t keep up. I see many of you have pellet stoves and rave about them… that is wonderful. I am going to heed the advice to check the age and function of our current furnace, and definitely find out about the home energy audit. It has been a long time since new insulation has been done also… so I suppose were in for a costly chore, but worth it in the long run. Thanks again everyone you were very helpful!
Ask a question, get an answer… that’s the way it is with FPF. Or, in Stephanie’s case, get LOTS of answers. And get to know some neighbors a bit better along the way. The Cambridge FPF covers all 1,500 households in that town and has 840 members. And it’s finally getting cold this winter!
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