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"There already is a fixed cost on most utilities built in. It's called the customer/m…"

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

"Not saying we don't need any heat in the 40's, but heat loss is relatively low. Once…"

Bob Blanchette replied Nov 9, 2013 to Is my HVAC Guy correct? 2 systems instead of 1 system with Dampers

54 Nov 9, 2013
Reply by Curt Kinder

"EER and SEER do track each other until EER hits about 12-13. EER then stops about 13…"

Bob Blanchette replied Nov 9, 2013 to Is my HVAC Guy correct? 2 systems instead of 1 system with Dampers

54 Nov 9, 2013
Reply by Curt Kinder

"I have a hard time believing a 5 degree increase on return air temp due to ductwork…"

Bob Blanchette replied Nov 9, 2013 to Is my HVAC Guy correct? 2 systems instead of 1 system with Dampers

54 Nov 9, 2013
Reply by Curt Kinder

"I never have bought into the whole SEER thing, EER is what I'm concerned about. Most…"

Bob Blanchette replied Nov 9, 2013 to Is my HVAC Guy correct? 2 systems instead of 1 system with Dampers

54 Nov 9, 2013
Reply by Curt Kinder

"The dual fuel setups we have in our area are generally not used in HP mode. Most sim…"

Bob Blanchette replied Nov 8, 2013 to Is my HVAC Guy correct? 2 systems instead of 1 system with Dampers

54 Nov 9, 2013
Reply by Curt Kinder

"Hybrid doesn't make sense for our area. Electricity is 10 cents per KWH, gas is 47 c…"

Bob Blanchette replied Nov 8, 2013 to Is my HVAC Guy correct? 2 systems instead of 1 system with Dampers

54 Nov 9, 2013
Reply by Curt Kinder

"I've looked at going all electric, and gas is still slightly cheaper at his time. Me…"

Bob Blanchette replied Nov 8, 2013 to Is my HVAC Guy correct? 2 systems instead of 1 system with Dampers

54 Nov 9, 2013
Reply by Curt Kinder

"How are mod units getting higher real world AFUE than standard condensing furnaces?…"

Bob Blanchette replied Nov 8, 2013 to Is my HVAC Guy correct? 2 systems instead of 1 system with Dampers

54 Nov 9, 2013
Reply by Curt Kinder

"Media filters I do believe in, well worth the $$$ for extended equipment life. Not d…"

Bob Blanchette replied Nov 8, 2013 to Is my HVAC Guy correct? 2 systems instead of 1 system with Dampers

54 Nov 9, 2013
Reply by Curt Kinder

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