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Featured Entry – Furnace 18

Cathy from Wolfeboro, New Hampshire

“My husband has been keeping our house as warm as possible with a wood stove, so we would not have to rely on our antique boiler. This means getting up in the middle of the night to fill the stove. Try as he does, some mornings the temperature in the house is 45 – 50 deg. We were unable to re-finance, and we do not have the funds to replace the boiler. I would love to surprise him with a new furnace and give him a break from the last 4 years of splitting wood and keeping the stove going non stop through the winter.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Previous ‘Featured Entries’

Week 1

Furnace 1 | Furnace 2 | Furnace 3 | Furnace 4 | Furnace 5

Week 2

Furnace 6 | Furnace 7 | Furnace 8 | Furnace 9 | Furnace 10

Week 3

Furnace 11 | Furnace 12 | Furnace 13 | Furnace 14 | Furnace 15

Week 4

Furnace 16 | Furnace 17 | Furnace 18 | Furnace 19 | Furnace 20

Week 5

Furnace 21 | Furnace 22 | Furnace 23 | Furnace 24 | Furnace 25

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Featured Entry – Furnace 13

Karin from Topsham, Maine

“Our furnace is estimated at 60+ years old. It is an antique coal furnace that someone ‘cemented’ an oil burner into with some substance [we don’t dare guess what it is]. The burner is a 1973 Gulf oil ‘Econojet’ model, which we can’t even get parts for. The firebrick is crumbling, and the access openings we cemented shut to keep the combustion gases out of the basement. We called a technician to fix it once. We asked him if he could make it run better, and he said, “I don’t know why it runs now!” We can’t imagine what the ‘efficiency’ level is, but it uses LOTS of oil. We can’t afford to upgrade, so we’ve had to make do. A new furnace is really the answer. We hope we can win.”

 

 

 

 

 

Previous ‘Featured Entries’

Week 1

Furnace 1 | Furnace 2 | Furnace 3 | Furnace 4 | Furnace 5

Week 2

Furnace 6 | Furnace 7 | Furnace 8 | Furnace 9 | Furnace 10

Week 3

Furnace 11 | Furnace 12 | Furnace 13 | Furnace 14 | Furnace 15

Week 4

Furnace 16 | Furnace 17 | Furnace 18 | Furnace 19 | Furnace 20

Week 5

Furnace 21 | Furnace 22 | Furnace 23 | Furnace 24 | Furnace 25

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Featured Entry – Furnace 21

Dan from Windham, Maine

“We are desperately trying to downsize by rehabbing an old (1926) home next door. The furnace was 33% submersed during the April storm several years ago. It has not been operated since then. A new heating system will be a God-send, since we’re having trouble raising the funds to complete the renovation. We could really use your prize in order to make it in our retirement years. Thank you.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Previous ‘Featured Entries’

Week 1

Furnace 1 | Furnace 2 | Furnace 3 | Furnace 4 | Furnace 5

Week 2

Furnace 6 | Furnace 7 | Furnace 8 | Furnace 9 | Furnace 10

Week 3

Furnace 11 | Furnace 12 | Furnace 13 | Furnace 14 | Furnace 15

Week 4

Furnace 16 | Furnace 17 | Furnace 18 | Furnace 19 | Furnace 20

Week 5

Furnace 21 | Furnace 22 | Furnace 23 | Furnace 24 | Furnace 25

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Featured Entry – Furnace 23

Sidney from Montpelier, Vermont

“We would love to win the furnace from Irving! We are told that our furnace is an old coal one that was converted to oil years and years ago. She’s still going, but her efficiency has gone down and we just hope that she’ll keep on going. We’ve looked into replacing this furnace, but just don’t have the money to put into a new one right now. I left my well-paying job to stay home and raise my children. It was a difficult decision financially, but it has been the best decision I’ve ever made. A new furnace would significantly reduce our oil bills, and getting the big tank of a furnace out of our basement would give us additional room for the kids and my husband to play. For these reasons, we could really use to win a furnace from Irving. Thank you for considering us.”

 

 

 

 

Previous ‘Featured Entries’

Week 1

Furnace 1 | Furnace 2 | Furnace 3 | Furnace 4 | Furnace 5

Week 2

Furnace 6 | Furnace 7 | Furnace 8 | Furnace 9 | Furnace 10

Week 3

Furnace 11 | Furnace 12 | Furnace 13 | Furnace 14 | Furnace 15

Week 4

Furnace 16 | Furnace 17 | Furnace 18 | Furnace 19 | Furnace 20

Week 5

Furnace 21 | Furnace 22 | Furnace 23 | Furnace 24 | Furnace 25

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Featured Entry – Furnace 22

David from Saint John, New Brunswick

“Our current oil furnace is over 50 years old. I know from speaking recently with an Irving representative that a new furnace would be far more efficient than the one we have now. With the money we would save from burning less oil, we could buy a lot of diapers and Cheerios for our three little children and next generation of Irving customers. Our children are Elena (5 years old), Duncan (3 years old), and Julianna (6 weeks old). I’ve included a picture of our children and furnace. The furnace is located in the room next to the kids’ playroom. A new, quieter, safer, and fuel-efficient furnace would be a great benefit to our entire family.”

 

 

Previous ‘Featured Entries’

Week 1

Furnace 1 | Furnace 2 | Furnace 3 | Furnace 4 | Furnace 5

Week 2

Furnace 6 | Furnace 7 | Furnace 8 | Furnace 9 | Furnace 10

Week 3

Furnace 11 | Furnace 12 | Furnace 13 | Furnace 14 | Furnace 15

Week 4

Furnace 16 | Furnace 17 | Furnace 18 | Furnace 19 | Furnace 20

Week 5

Furnace 21 | Furnace 22 | Furnace 23 | Furnace 24 | Furnace 25

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