The Savings Are Real

Replacing a vintage furnace can reap a bagfull of money according to Nebraskans who did just that.

In the first four years when Dollar and Energy Saving Loans became available, 114 Nebraska homeowners replaced their natural gas furnace with one that was more than 90 percent efficient. 

The Energy Office then began surveying energy use in those homes with new furnaces.  On average, the new high efficiency furnaces reduced natural gas use by more than 20 percent, saving about $140 a year.

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