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"The big issue I see with this unit is where to exhaust the condenser discharge. Most…"

Bob Blanchette replied Dec 20, 2012 to Heat Pump and AC together

10 Dec 23, 2012
Reply by dale conner

"IMHO neither should be used unless a blower door test has been done to determine if…"

Bob Blanchette replied Dec 20, 2012 to HRV or ERV

13 Dec 27, 2012
Reply by Kevin Wood

"I've seen some A-coils and blower wheels that are downright NASTY. Mostly in older s…"

Bob Blanchette replied Dec 19, 2012 to Duct Cleaning? Good value or a waste of money?

21 Dec 22, 2012
Reply by Robert H

"Do you think it's worth cleaning the ducts w/o doing the coil?"

Bob Blanchette replied Dec 18, 2012 to Duct Cleaning? Good value or a waste of money?

21 Dec 22, 2012
Reply by Robert H

"+1 on life cycle of LED's. From an energy savings prospective LED and CFL are really…"

Bob Blanchette replied Dec 8, 2012 to Are efficient LED bulbs worth the price?

58 Jan 7, 2013
Reply by Tom DelConte

"LEDs should last the life of the fixture, whey even make them removable?"

Bob Blanchette replied Dec 6, 2012 to Are efficient LED bulbs worth the price?

58 Jan 7, 2013
Reply by Tom DelConte

"Now it's just a question as to when they get to a competitive price point. The cool…"

Bob Blanchette replied Dec 6, 2012 to Are efficient LED bulbs worth the price?

58 Jan 7, 2013
Reply by Tom DelConte

"IMHO what needs to happen is FIXTURE redesign. Lets design fixtures that can only us…"

Bob Blanchette replied Dec 6, 2012 to Are efficient LED bulbs worth the price?

58 Jan 7, 2013
Reply by Tom DelConte

"The last of pilot light furnaces rolled off the assembly line about 20 years ago. An…"

Bob Blanchette replied Nov 29, 2012 to Eliminating Standing Pilot Light Furnaces

13 Dec 11, 2012
Reply by tedkidd

"With furnaces that old, cracked/rusted heat exchangers become a safety issue. You're…"

Bob Blanchette replied Nov 27, 2012 to Eliminating Standing Pilot Light Furnaces

13 Dec 11, 2012
Reply by tedkidd

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tedkidd replied to Damien Greenfield's discussion Is there is cost saving for you in having a tankless water heater?
"Bob, here is where our perspectives diverge. I think people should switch to electric because they…"
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tedkidd replied to Damien Greenfield's discussion Is there is cost saving for you in having a tankless water heater?
"Here our thinking falls out of alignment. Going to electric is default for me. People can't…"
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Bob Blanchette replied to Damien Greenfield's discussion Is there is cost saving for you in having a tankless water heater?
"If you are going to stay with gas service, might as well keep the gas water heater. Switching gas…"
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tedkidd replied to Damien Greenfield's discussion Is there is cost saving for you in having a tankless water heater?
"8 people, sometimes under 10 therms. Just not enough energy used heating water to get obsessive…"
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Eric Kjelshus replied to Damien Greenfield's discussion Is there is cost saving for you in having a tankless water heater?
"Biggest is to keep the CO  or other gas down in building  "
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Bob Blanchette replied to Damien Greenfield's discussion Is there is cost saving for you in having a tankless water heater?
"Look at your SUMMER gas bill where water heating accounts for most of your gas use. 10-15 therms…"
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