E.Elcik: Savings on heating costs

Natural gas for Lisbon Falls? Possible, if enough Lisbon citizens will take the time to contact the town office to indicate their interest.

It is a fact that natural gas is less expensive per heating unit than fuel oil. Think of all the money that could be saved on heating costs at the end of the year.

All that is necessary is for the people of Lisbon to express their interest to Lisbon's town manager with a simple phone call or sign a petition at the town office. It is not too late.

The local oil delivery businesses will fight it, tooth and nail. Nonetheless, wouldn't it be wonderful to have natural gas in the Lisbon area? Converting to natural gas is easy and it would pay for itself in a very short time.

Eugene Elcik, Lisbon Falls

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FRANK EARLEY's picture

I can't believe.........

I can't believe companies aren't tripping over themselves to make Natural gas available to every city and town in Maine. Until I had natural gas heat, I never thought much about it. Fifteen years later and facing my first winter with oil heat, I miss it already. It's so much more convenient, and affordable. I will miss the ease of just paying the bill every month. As apposed to finding an oil dealer, saving up the money for my first tank full, it's really a burden. I haven't had oil heat for six months yet and I already despise it. I swear by next winter there will be at the very least some sort of optional form of heat in my house. Pellet stoves are looking good as well as propane, but I still would love natural gas.......................

JOANNE MOORE's picture

Frank, a question...

Can a natural gas furnace still run if the power goes out? I would like to convert to something, not a wood stove, that would heat my house during a power outage. I really worry about pipes freezing up.

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