Thursday, March 10, 2005

And the Winner is....

heating_cooling_gas_electric_48XP_sFor those of you who keep up with this blog, you will remember that about 6 weeks ago our heating system, an old oil burning Williamson unit, gave out. Since then we have been in negotiations with our insurance company, the local natural gas company, and several HVAC contractors to determine what will come next.

We were able to secure a service agreement with the natural gas company which narrowed down our heating choices. Lucky for us our small community has three local multigenerational, family-owned HVAC companies. In a small community like ours contractors that develop a bad reputation soon must get their jobs elsewhere. Each company sold a reliable product and the prices were very close. As we were also replacing our 23 year old AC system, this became an expensive and important decision. I liked all three companies, but finally chose to install the Carrier unit you see. We should see about a 40% reduction in heating and cooling costs.

Work begins in about 10 days. By then most of the heating season will be behind us, we hope.

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