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"The customers who own Geo systems have either been very happy with them (installed r…"

Bob Blanchette replied Feb 20, 2013 to Geothermal real-world performance

32 Apr 18, 2013
Reply by Terry D. Davenport

"IEC makes units right here in OKC. Not sure what they offer with ECM motors."

Bob Blanchette replied Feb 12, 2013 to Which Hydronic Air Handler

8 Feb 27, 2013
Reply by Jack Lance

"The 4" 8 MERV air filters are low cost, and have good static pressure ratings. There…"

Bob Blanchette replied Feb 7, 2013 to UV light in Furnace?

29 Mar 25
Reply by Brett Little

"Even the Merv 8 filters are MUCH better than just about any 1" filter you can buy. N…"

Bob Blanchette replied Jan 29, 2013 to UV light in Furnace?

29 Mar 25
Reply by Brett Little

"The 4" thick media filters are the best filtration system IMHO."

Bob Blanchette replied Jan 28, 2013 to UV light in Furnace?

29 Mar 25
Reply by Brett Little

"The PAR/Reflector lamps is one area that LED is awesome at because it's "native" to…"

Bob Blanchette replied Dec 29, 2012 to Are efficient LED bulbs worth the price?

58 Jan 7, 2013
Reply by Tom Delconte

"The 60hz pulsing comes from days of the T12 lamps with magnetic ballasts. T12's are…"

Bob Blanchette replied Dec 29, 2012 to Are efficient LED bulbs worth the price?

58 Jan 7, 2013
Reply by Tom Delconte

"The point is the average consumer won't see any payback using LED's over CFL's, A $1…"

Bob Blanchette replied Dec 29, 2012 to Are efficient LED bulbs worth the price?

58 Jan 7, 2013
Reply by Tom Delconte

"When LED's are compared to CFL the only economic advantage they have is longer life…"

Bob Blanchette replied Dec 28, 2012 to Are efficient LED bulbs worth the price?

58 Jan 7, 2013
Reply by Tom Delconte

"Going from a "rock catcher" to a 4" thick Merv 8 filter will make a HUGE difference…"

Bob Blanchette replied Dec 24, 2012 to HRV or ERV

13 Dec 27, 2012
Reply by Kevin Wood

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