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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

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"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

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"Home performance in the USA has been put on the back burner due to government subsid…"

Bob Blanchette replied Mar 9 to I say to-may-toes and you say to-mah-toes

6 Mar 15
Reply by Bud Poll

"I'm convinced that the new furnace is the more efficient 'box'. Flue on the old furn…"

Bob Blanchette replied Mar 9 to How to determine HDD's and "savings" from furnace upgrade

75 Mar 15
Reply by Steve Waclo

"One more, this time use is LOWER than mine. Last 12: $485.23/35.797 DTH (46% less th…"

Bob Blanchette replied Mar 8 to How to determine HDD's and "savings" from furnace upgrade

75 Mar 15
Reply by Steve Waclo

"More user data came in, here's what I have so far: Last 12 month history: $917.68 36…"

Bob Blanchette replied Mar 8 to How to determine HDD's and "savings" from furnace upgrade

75 Mar 15
Reply by Steve Waclo

"I looked more into the "average monthly temp" method, it appears to be more "repeata…"

Bob Blanchette replied Mar 8 to How to determine HDD's and "savings" from furnace upgrade

75 Mar 15
Reply by Steve Waclo

"Another data share: Last 12 month history: $888.77 365 97.002 (51% more than mine) P…"

Bob Blanchette replied Mar 8 to How to determine HDD's and "savings" from furnace upgrade

75 Mar 15
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"I know incoming water temps are VERY significant when sizing a tankless water heater…"

Bob Blanchette replied Mar 7 to How to determine HDD's and "savings" from furnace upgrade

75 Mar 15
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