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Aiming for Cleaner Air
7:00 pm
Sun May 11, 2014

Some Counties Eligible for Woodstove Exchange Program

WPS and the American Lung Association want people to update older woodstoves with newer technology.
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Lincoln and Langlade County residents have a chance to upgrade older woodstoves and get a rebate. 

Wisconsin Public Service is urging people in some areas to exchange inefficient wood burning stoves for newer, cleaner ones. 

WPS Spokesperson Lisa Prunty says woodstoves have a big effect on air quality.

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Prices at five-year high
3:52 pm
Tue January 7, 2014

Propane Supply Under Pressure

Propane prices are up, and supply is under pressure.
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With the cold winter we’ve been having, those heating with propane may be wincing at the cost of filling a tank.  Prices this winter are up more than 60 cents since this time last year.

A gallon of propane in Wisconsin right now costs an average of $2.15, according to the US Energy Information Administration.  Last January, that price was closer to a dollar fifty.

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Keep Them Clear
12:20 pm
Fri December 6, 2013

Snow-Blocked Vents Mean CO Danger

Snow piling up around houses can block heating vents from working properly.
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With a cold snap hitting the Northwoods this weekend it can take some effort to keep your car and heating systems up and running. 

WPS Spokesperson Leah Van Zile says outdoor maintenance is important to make sure your heating appliances are working properly…especially with newer high-efficiency furnaces that vent out the side of the house. 

“For any of your vented appliances, your natural gas or vented appliances – be sure that those are kept free of ice and snow buildup.”

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