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"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

""Most furnace I see are over sized by 2-4 times needed." Exactly why furnaces never…"

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

17 Jul 4, 2013
Reply by Eric Kjelshus

"If the customer has a smartmeter installed by the local utility they may be able to…"

Bob Blanchette replied Jun 8, 2013 to Electrical system data loggers

19 Jun 22, 2013
Reply by William H Nickerson

"You make some valid points, especially with the base rate charges. Increasing the ba…"

Bob Blanchette replied May 18, 2013 to Why Are Energy-Saving Home Inprovements Down??

23 May 24, 2013
Reply by David Eggleton

"Amen, make energy show it's true cost instead of subsidizing it. We have some of the…"

Bob Blanchette replied May 18, 2013 to Why Are Energy-Saving Home Inprovements Down??

23 May 24, 2013
Reply by David Eggleton

"I think you nailed it right there. Airflow is everything and that's where your custo…"

Bob Blanchette replied May 11, 2013 to Hot Upper Stories

17 May 23, 2013
Reply by Stan Kuhn

"HVAC is one of the biggest things people can do as an energy upgrade, yet few people…"

Bob Blanchette replied May 11, 2013 to Why Are Energy-Saving Home Inprovements Down??

23 May 24, 2013
Reply by David Eggleton

"Unless your utility bills you for low power factor (I've not seen one that does for…"

Bob Blanchette replied Apr 28, 2013 to Peak Energy Saver

21 Jan 16, 2014
Reply by Bob Blanchette

"In our area payback time for a Dual Fuel system exceeds the expected lifetime of the…"

Bob Blanchette replied Apr 21, 2013 to Air Source Heat Pumps Question from Colorado

6 Apr 25, 2013
Reply by Jose Macho

"Setbacks make a difference in most homes if combined with utility time of use or var…"

Bob Blanchette replied Apr 15, 2013 to Energy Myths- Fact or Fiction?

8 Apr 15, 2013
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