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"I’ve seen the calculators for direct comparison, it's the "stepped rates" that are t…"

Bob Blanchette replied Feb 20, 2014 to Comparing energy cost break even points

11 Feb 28, 2014
Reply by Kurt Albershardt

"Heat loss is more geometric than linear. So you cannot use a direct BTU/HDD formula…"

Bob Blanchette replied Feb 20, 2014 to How to determine HDD's and "savings" from furnace upgrade

75 Mar 15, 2014
Reply by Steve Waclo

"I don't doubt that there is some heat loss/gain through the ductwork. You can feel t…"

Bob Blanchette replied Feb 20, 2014 to How to determine HDD's and "savings" from furnace upgrade

75 Mar 15, 2014
Reply by Steve Waclo

"Return grills in bedrooms are non-existent, but doors remain open 95% of the time. T…"

Bob Blanchette replied Feb 19, 2014 to How to determine HDD's and "savings" from furnace upgrade

75 Mar 15, 2014
Reply by Steve Waclo

"Is your house a similar age/size? 4 occupants? I think baseline use is closer to las…"

Bob Blanchette replied Feb 19, 2014 to How to determine HDD's and "savings" from furnace upgrade

75 Mar 15, 2014
Reply by Steve Waclo

"I used United Refrigeration (they are a chain, you may have one in your area) for th…"

Bob Blanchette replied Feb 19, 2014 to How to determine HDD's and "savings" from furnace upgrade

75 Mar 15, 2014
Reply by Steve Waclo

"Part of me wonders if the condensing furnaces are more prone to damage from short cy…"

Bob Blanchette replied Feb 18, 2014 to How to determine HDD's and "savings" from furnace upgrade

75 Mar 15, 2014
Reply by Steve Waclo

"I've considered leaky ducts as an issue, but wouldn't summer KWH be increased also?…"

Bob Blanchette replied Feb 18, 2014 to How to determine HDD's and "savings" from furnace upgrade

75 Mar 15, 2014
Reply by Steve Waclo

"Air sealing isn't bad but could be better. I got the "big leaks" that I could feel b…"

Bob Blanchette replied Feb 18, 2014 to How to determine HDD's and "savings" from furnace upgrade

75 Mar 15, 2014
Reply by Steve Waclo

"HDD numbers with 55 degree base temp: Jan   Feb  409   429  2012 553   397  2013 638…"

Bob Blanchette replied Feb 17, 2014 to How to determine HDD's and "savings" from furnace upgrade

75 Mar 15, 2014
Reply by Steve Waclo

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