Dvorak explains why not to turn off furnaces at night with BDN

David Dvorak, professor of mechanical engineering technology at the University of Maine, spoke with the Bangor Daily News about why homeowners shouldn’t turn their furnaces off at night to conserve fuel and reduce heating costs. “In Maine if you turn off your furnace overnight you have to worry about stuff freezing, like your pipes,” said Dvorak, who also is director of the New England Combined Heat and Power Technical Assistance Partnership. “Pipes freezing kind of trumps fuel savings if you have to have a plumber come in on a Sunday.”