08 July 2019 Stuff’s Ellen O’Dwyer: Cold and ill but bill puts heat pump off limits

-3C – barely insulated house and no heating. The cost of electricity and line charges in that area is wild but so is running a unflued portable propane heater inside your home.

“The house has a heat pump, but Jack and Sylvia, both 82 years old, can’t afford to use it.”

“In May, the cost for their lines exceeded the cost for their power: the power bill was $70 for the month, and their lines bill was $120…”

 

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