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CONSUMERS POWER EXHIBIT CONJURES UP VISIONS OF BALI HA'I

 CONSUMERS POWER EXHIBIT CONJURES UP VISIONS OF BALI HA'I
 DETROIT, March 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Live toucans, fire-breathing


volcanos and gentle South Sea breezes will greet visitors to the tropical-themed Consumers Power display at the 1992 International Builders, Home, Furniture and Flower Show March 14-22 at Cobo Center, Detroit.
 "The Consumers Power South Seas Island exhibit will introduce consumers to the fuel efficiency of gas by featuring seven modern natural-gas products," said Dick Kravick, Market Services superintendent/Metro Region for Consumers Power. "Our featured natural- gas products offer significant cost savings to consumers with a 3-to-1 benefit ratio over electric."
 The Consumers Power exhibit will showcase the latest in natural-gas furnaces, ranges, outdoor grills, water heaters, room heaters, an outdoor spa with heater and fireplace with logs.
 "Clean burning natural-gas logs are increasing in popularity as more people today seek convenience and efficiency and the look of real burning wood without the mess," said Cindy Barnowski of J & D Distributing in Livonia, Mich., suppliers of the gas logs featured in the Consumers Power exhibit. Natural-gas fireplaces are ideal for folks who enjoy the warmth and atmosphere of a cozy fire, but are tired of brushing crawling critters from the hearth, cleaning up sooty ashes, and paying big bucks for the real McCoy. All this for about 15 cents an hour.
 According to Al Vance at Heat N' Sweep in Canton, Mich., "Gas fireplaces can cost consumers as little as 5 cents an hour to use, depending upon log size. And modern natural gas logs look entirely real with materials placed at the base of the log to simulate burning embers." Now compare that to the price of a cord of wood.
 Besides educating consumers about the benefits of natural gas, the Consumers Power exhibit ignites the senses. Lush vegetation and dense foliage surround the Consumers Power exhibit making for a truly Bali Ha'i experience for the eye. Don't miss it.
 Show hours are 2-10:30 p.m. weekdays; 10 a.m.-10:30 p.m. Saturdays; and 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Sundays. General admission for adults is $5.50 and $3.50 for senior citizens and children 6-12. Children younger than 6 are admitted free. A special "Family Ticket," admitting two adults and accompanying children,


will be offered for $8 through Farmer Jack/A&P supermarkets. Tickets are available in advance at all Standard Federal Bank branch offices. Two-for-one tickets are available at Frank's Nursery & Crafts stores. For additional show information 24 hours a day call 313-737-4478.
 A 1992 fuel cost comparison for various appliances follows:
 1992 APPLIANCE OPERATING COSTS
 PATIO GRILL Natural Gas $.06 per hour
 Propane $.13 per hour
 Electricity $.40 per hour
 Charcoal $.33 per hour
 GAS YARD LAMP $6.08 per month
 $4.05 per month with dimmer switch
 SPA HEATER Natural Gas $.21 per hour
 Propane $.44 per hour
 Electricity (separate meter) $.63 per hour
 POOL HEATER Natural Gas $.53 per hour
 Oil $.82 per hour
 Propane $1.12 per hour
 Electricity (separate meter) $1.60 per hour
 NATURAL-GAS LOGS Natural Gas $.10-$.17 per hr
 Propane $.21-$.36 per hr
 RANGES Natural Gas $3.08 per month
 Propane $6.25 per month
 Electricity $5.67 per month
 WATER HEATER Natural Gas $12.42 per month
 Propane $26.33 per month
 Electricity (separate meter) $27.83 per month
 Electricity (on-house meter) $48.33 per month
 CLOTHES DRYER Natural Gas $2.75 per month
 Propane $5.25 per month
 Electricity $9.17 per month
 ZONE HEATER Natural Gas $.06 per hour
 Propane $.13 per hour
 Oil $.10 per hour
 Electricity $.42 per hour
 (a)Cost based on 15,000 Btu.
 COMPARISONS BASED ON THE BELOW LISTED FUEL COST:
 Detroit Edison electricity $.10 per kilowatt-hour (kwh)
 Propane $.82 per gallon
 Fuel Oil $.90 per gallon
 Wood $180.00 per cord
 Charcoal $.22 per pound
 (a) -- Note: Actual operational cost may vary depending on usage and cost of fuel.
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 /CONTACT: Angela Butterfield or Andrea Putman of MARS Advertising, 313-354-9760, for Builders Association of Southeastern Michigan/ CO: Consumers Power Company ST: Michigan IN: UTI CST SU:


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