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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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"I've bought them from several sources. Walmart, Home Depot, Lowe’s, Amazon. The best…"

Bob Blanchette replied May 11 to Where did you buy your LED lights?

23 Nov 14
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"No edit option on original post, here is the correct link:"

Bob Blanchette replied Mar 30 to Marey Tankless Water Heaters

1 Mar 30
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"ECM could be the way to go. At $250 it does have a long payback though. The use of a…"

Bob Blanchette replied Mar 20 to Electrical Efficiency for Gas Furnaces.

2 Mar 20
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"Good find, explains why 65 was always used as a "compromise" base temp. Base temp va…"

Bob Blanchette replied Mar 15 to How to determine HDD's and "savings" from furnace upgrade

75 Mar 15
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"Comfort with the smaller system is MUCH better, and that was my primary reason for d…"

Bob Blanchette replied Mar 11 to How to determine HDD's and "savings" from furnace upgrade

75 Mar 15
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"I don't doubt that a 90% furnace wastes less heat than a 80%. Going from a 4" double…"

Bob Blanchette replied Mar 11 to How to determine HDD's and "savings" from furnace upgrade

75 Mar 15
Reply by Steve Waclo

"That is the $1M question. 10% is such a small savings it's difficult to detect. Part…"

Bob Blanchette replied Mar 10 to How to determine HDD's and "savings" from furnace upgrade

75 Mar 15
Reply by Steve Waclo

"Agreed, it looks as if the "more efficient" furnace is a farce."

Bob Blanchette replied Mar 10 to How to determine HDD's and "savings" from furnace upgrade

75 Mar 15
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