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"Payback isn't there unless customer runs fan 24/7, has high utility rates or already…"

Bob Blanchette replied Dec 20, 2013 to Troubleshooting a Furnace Blower

12 Jan 5
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"It's possible but unlikely for a motor to damage the capacitor. A bad cap can burn u…"

Bob Blanchette replied Dec 19, 2013 to Troubleshooting a Furnace Blower

12 Jan 5
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"Looks like you found your problem, shorted capacitor."

Bob Blanchette replied Dec 19, 2013 to Troubleshooting a Furnace Blower

12 Jan 5
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"I'm thinking your static reading may be off, are you testing below or above the A-co…"

Bob Blanchette replied Dec 19, 2013 to Troubleshooting a Furnace Blower

12 Jan 5
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"For doing a BTU/temp rise test on my furnace should the meter dials register be used…"

Bob Blanchette replied Dec 19, 2013 to Gas meter "constant" charge.

5 Dec 19, 2013
Reply by Eric Kjelshus

"For propane figure about 20-25k per burner rated input. Varies some form unit to uni…"

Bob Blanchette replied Dec 5, 2013 to Combustion Furnace BTU output

9 Dec 6, 2013
Reply by Bud Poll

"We'll see. The more a local utility can curb peak use the longer they can delay buil…"

Bob Blanchette replied Nov 18, 2013 to Should Homeowners with PV Get Paid Retail or Wholesale Prices for their Excess Electricity?

24 Nov 23, 2013
Reply by Dennis Heidner

"Some are going to ducted systems. Ductwork is VERY short with ultra low static press…"

Bob Blanchette replied Nov 18, 2013 to Disguising Ductless Heat Pump Units

11 Aug 22
Reply by Hal Skinner

"Realize there is more markup on electricity for commercial customers than residentia…"

Bob Blanchette replied Nov 17, 2013 to Should Homeowners with PV Get Paid Retail or Wholesale Prices for their Excess Electricity?

24 Nov 23, 2013
Reply by Dennis Heidner

"Variable peak pricing for electric service is taking care of that afternoon peak cha…"

Bob Blanchette replied Nov 17, 2013 to Should Homeowners with PV Get Paid Retail or Wholesale Prices for their Excess Electricity?

24 Nov 23, 2013
Reply by Dennis Heidner

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