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"More heat comes out of the back/bottom than cooling comes out the front."

Bob Blanchette replied Jul 6, 2013 to Cooling His Room With a Big Refrigerator - What is Wrong with That?

5 Sep 14, 2013
Reply by Perry Ning

"Simple, the heat from the back/bottom of the fridge heated up the room. You can't "m…"

Bob Blanchette replied Jul 6, 2013 to Cooling His Room With a Big Refrigerator - What is Wrong with That?

5 Sep 14, 2013
Reply by Perry Ning

"Sounds like the unit may not be charged correctly if it's not full?"

Bob Blanchette replied Jun 29, 2013 to Air Handler Fan Speed

15 Jul 8, 2013
Reply by Eric Kjelshus

"When used with a TXV (most 410a systems use them) you can get the coil as cold as yo…"

Bob Blanchette replied Jun 29, 2013 to Air Handler Fan Speed

15 Jul 8, 2013
Reply by Eric Kjelshus

"Ideally you would set the blower up as a "2 speed" with a humidity controlled blower…"

Bob Blanchette replied Jun 28, 2013 to Air Handler Fan Speed

15 Jul 8, 2013
Reply by Eric Kjelshus

"If your bids aren't competitive you don't get the work. You have to offer something…"

Bob Blanchette replied Jun 16, 2013 to Changing 80 Percent Furnaces to 90+

17 Jul 4, 2013
Reply by Eric Kjelshus

"Don't get me wrong, if the customer wants the better equipment then sell it. Just do…"

Bob Blanchette replied Jun 16, 2013 to Changing 80 Percent Furnaces to 90+

17 Jul 4, 2013
Reply by Eric Kjelshus

"It looks like the OP got "hack attacked" by getting a condenser swap w/o the matchin…"

Bob Blanchette replied Jun 16, 2013 to Temperature Control Problems with Vision Thermostats

5 Jun 28, 2013
Reply by Tom DelConte

"Do you pay for the fuel or does the tenant? If the tenant pays the fuel then leave t…"

Bob Blanchette replied Jun 16, 2013 to Selecting a Water Heater

15 Jul 16, 2013
Reply by Joe Romero

"I have to disagree. Top end equipment should be bought for comfort reasons, not ener…"

Bob Blanchette replied Jun 16, 2013 to Changing 80 Percent Furnaces to 90+

17 Jul 4, 2013
Reply by Eric Kjelshus

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