we cant turn the heat off all together otherwise it would freeze over extended periods... last night it was 14 degrees F out and a bit breezy. Freezing would equal bursting water pipes and an all around mess. Thanks for your input though!!!
3 neighs- totally JEALOUS!!!!! lol growing up we had a wood furnace and I would have it steaming...lol. Now were we live it is gas.
Is your furance relatively new or an older one.? Like what is the efficiency of your furnace? If it is an older model say a coal conversion
(natural Gas) probably 40 to 50% of the heating exchange is going up the chimmney.
it would be a big benefit to install a Hi efficiency furnace of at least 97%
it could pay for itself in 5 yrs. with the savings on the gas bill. And if you
have other appliances vented into the chimmney it should be lined down to the size of the other appliances flu pipes. (example would be a hot water tank)
Now I am not a big believer in heat pumps where you live because a H.P.
is not efficent at temperatures below 35 degrees F. Heat Pumps are a different animal so to speak. Geo-Thermal would be Ok, but the prices
when I was putting them in started at $12,000 dollars and went up from there.