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"FWIW the water heater is in a garage closet next to the furnace. The WH's fresh air…"

Bob Blanchette replied May 28 to Tankless Water Heaters... has their time finally come?

32 May 28
Reply by Dennis Heidner

"If I go with another tank it won't be an expensive direct vent model. I'll most like…"

Bob Blanchette replied May 24 to Tankless Water Heaters... has their time finally come?

32 May 28
Reply by Dennis Heidner

"HPWH are the least efficient when demand is greatest. As temps drop in the winter, H…"

Bob Blanchette replied May 24 to Tankless Water Heaters... has their time finally come?

32 May 28
Reply by Dennis Heidner

"82% EF tank costs $1,500 vs $550 for 82% tankless. Unless the gas line is $1,000 to…"

Bob Blanchette replied May 23 to Tankless Water Heaters... has their time finally come?

32 May 28
Reply by Dennis Heidner

"Some of the higher end Emerson thermostats do this. It's called "cool savings" and a…"

Bob Blanchette replied May 17 to Thermostat set points

5 May 17
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"I read the PDF you linked to, 1 cycle per hour is highly unrealistic but illustrates…"

Bob Blanchette replied May 12 to Heat loss from ducts

20 May 12
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"The ON delay is important also. Allowing the coil to get below 50 degrees before tur…"

Bob Blanchette replied May 12 to Heat loss from ducts

20 May 12
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"Then there is Oklahoma where it's wet one week and dry the next. Last weekend humidi…"

Bob Blanchette replied May 11 to Heat loss from ducts

20 May 12
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"There is always that hot/cold blast for a minute or so after the system starts. It t…"

Bob Blanchette replied May 11 to Heat loss from ducts

20 May 12
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"Lets not forget cycling losses. Equipment that cycles 2x per hour will have a lower…"

Bob Blanchette replied May 11 to Heat loss from ducts

20 May 12
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