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"Why not get 2 systems if it's the same price? Furnaces are mass produced keeping cos…"

Bob Blanchette replied Aug 28 to Heating with Tankless Water Heater & Hydronic Air Handler vs. Gas Furnace

14 Sep 4
Reply by Graham Irwin

"For the same price I'd keep the appliances separate. Once you go to condensing units…"

Bob Blanchette replied Aug 26 to Heating with Tankless Water Heater & Hydronic Air Handler vs. Gas Furnace

14 Sep 4
Reply by Graham Irwin

"I've done this with a conventional water heater. Works well except for design temp m…"

Bob Blanchette replied Aug 24 to Heating with Tankless Water Heater & Hydronic Air Handler vs. Gas Furnace

14 Sep 4
Reply by Graham Irwin

"OG&E actually increased our off peak rate to 6 cents per KWH August 1st. On peak…"

Bob Blanchette replied Aug 3 to Whole House Fans - Love 'Em or Not?

73 Aug 14
Reply by Kurt Shafer

"You live in a VERY different climate than I do. Whole house fan would be used 2 mont…"

Bob Blanchette replied Aug 3 to Whole House Fans - Love 'Em or Not?

73 Aug 14
Reply by Kurt Shafer

"When outdoor conditions permit you could bring in outdoor air through the HVAC syste…"

Bob Blanchette replied Aug 2 to Whole House Fans - Love 'Em or Not?

73 Aug 14
Reply by Kurt Shafer

"6,000 CFM at what static pressure? CFM ratings are worthless unless static pressure…"

Bob Blanchette replied Aug 2 to Whole House Fans - Love 'Em or Not?

73 Aug 14
Reply by Kurt Shafer

"I'm with you on the small local shading as shown in the study, don't think it makes…"

Bob Blanchette replied Jul 17 to Condenser placement effect on efficiency

3 Jul 17
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"The issues is you size for PEAK, not AVERAGE conditions. This will vary by location,…"

Bob Blanchette replied Jun 14 to Convert BTU/hr in a Manual J to actual fuel usages

13 Jun 19
Reply by eric anderson

"Depends on the age of the system. The older the system, the less I'd put into it."

Bob Blanchette replied Jun 7 to What would be your preference?

7 Jun 7
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