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    I have my wood stove blazing and the fan (no heat) on my new heat pump turned on. This is an experiment in terms of how much the heat pump will save. But so far, I'm happy--my November bill was $43 less than my November bill last year and the average temp last year was lower.
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    Quote Originally Posted by catherine View Post
    I have my wood stove blazing and the fan (no heat) on my new heat pump turned on. This is an experiment in terms of how much the heat pump will save. But so far, I'm happy--my November bill was $43 less than my November bill last year and the average temp last year was lower.
    Well done!

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    Will probably be replacing the HVAC and hot water heater and adding a water softener soon. The stuff that's in here now was original to the duplex from 2006, so it's due. I'd like to get ahead of it instead of waiting for something to blow up in the middle of the night or weekend. Everything is in a hall closet because we're on a slab foundation, so will get a tankless hot water heater to make room for the water softener. I'm trying to think of it as an "investment," lol.
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    Becky, the only place I ever needed a water softener was Kansas because of the hard water. I have never replaced a furnace or hot water heater unless it’s so inefficient that it’s costing much more to operate. I usually wait for them to break but the hot water heater has always been in the basement. Only had one leak and it was very slow so didn’t cause damage which was lucky.

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    Well, I am in Kansas, lol!
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    Quote Originally Posted by catherine View Post
    I have my wood stove blazing and the fan (no heat) on my new heat pump turned on. This is an experiment in terms of how much the heat pump will save. But so far, I'm happy--my November bill was $43 less than my November bill last year and the average temp last year was lower.
    Just got the new bill in that covers November. My 2022 bill is 1/3 LESS than my 2021 bill! $145 savings with the heat pump! So for Oct/Nov, a total of $188 in savings--and the winter has barely started
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    That's fantastic, Catherine.

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    Great news catherine, really worth it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by catherine View Post
    Just got the new bill in that covers November. My 2022 bill is 1/3 LESS than my 2021 bill! $145 savings with the heat pump! So for Oct/Nov, a total of $188 in savings--and the winter has barely started
    Excellent!

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    Excellent, catherine! Congrats!
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