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NH project cutting heating costs for homeowners

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BERLIN, N.H. (AP) - A project to install wood pellet boilers in over 30 homes in Berlin, N.H., is saving money on heating bills.

The Northern Forest Center says the homeowners participating in what's called the Model Neighborhood Project are on track to save more than $50,000 a year on home heating, now that they've replaced their oil burners with wood pellet ones.

The center says the homeowners' investment in using the wood grown and processed in the northern forest keeps their heating dollars circulating in the regional economy.

The center plans to replicate the project in other northern forest communities as soon as sufficient funding is secured.

The Model Neighborhood Project has been supported by foundations, individuals and corporations that purchase tax credits through the Community Development Finance Authority.

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