DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) - As colder weather draws near, Vectren Energy Delivery officials reminded customers that it is important to evaluate the condition of their furnaces before turning them on for the winter.
The U.S. Department of Energy put out estimates Monday that stated one in four furnaces has been in operation for 20 years or more and may not be performing at peak efficiency.
An annual tune-up can extend the life of your unit and save 3 to 10% on heating costs, said Colleen Ryan, president of Vectren Energy Delivery of Ohio in a news release to 2 News.
"During regular furnace maintenance checks, the technician can calculate the Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency. This will indicate how much of the energy used by the furnace is actually generating heat to be circulated throughout the home or business and how much heat is escaping through chimneys, windows and doorways. If the levels are dipping below the 80% range, repairs or replacement might be in order. The higher the AFUE, the lower the energy bills will be each month," added Ryan.
Vectren also announced a $300 rebate toward the purchase of a new energy-efficient furnace. For a list of qualifying appliances and rebate forms, visit www.vectren.com or call 1-866-240-8476.
"They came in the front window, went through gifts, unwrapped all the gifts they could find to see what they could take, snatched the TV off the wall, snatched the computer."
The tentative plan calls for the fairgrounds to be build on the northeast corner of the Arlington Road and Interstate 70 intersection.
Police said they were last seen about 12 hours ago, but officers are concerned because both have Alzheimer's.
"The suspects kicked the children out of the car, left them in the cold and took off," said Sgt. Mark Ponichtera.
Only on 2, after nearly six months since the air show disaster Dayton Airport firefighters are ready to tell the public they did everything "humanly possible" in response to the crash.