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"Strip heaters in ductboard? That's just hack work IMHO."

Bob Blanchette replied Aug 11, 2013 to Elec Coil heat vs Heat Pump

14 Aug 22, 2013
Reply by George J. Nesbitt

"Sequencers and limit switches are the high failure items, they are marginal capacity…"

Bob Blanchette replied Aug 10, 2013 to Elec Coil heat vs Heat Pump

14 Aug 22, 2013
Reply by George J. Nesbitt

"Few electric heaters of any type have flow switches for lack of airflow. Most use th…"

Bob Blanchette replied Aug 10, 2013 to Elec Coil heat vs Heat Pump

14 Aug 22, 2013
Reply by George J. Nesbitt

"How expensive is propane vs. strip heat in his area? Neither are economical choices…"

Bob Blanchette replied Aug 2, 2013 to Elec Coil heat vs Heat Pump

14 Aug 22, 2013
Reply by George J. Nesbitt

"Using too high of a base temperature helps explain why Furnaces are almost always ov…"

Bob Blanchette replied Jul 14, 2013 to HDD and internal gain.

9 Jul 22, 2013
Reply by David Williams

"Ground loop costs are the biggest expense of Geothermal. Doing the digging and insta…"

Bob Blanchette replied Jul 14, 2013 to What About DIY Geothermal Heat Exchangers for Heat Pumps?

2 Sep 14, 2013
Reply by Perry Ning

"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

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