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"I've considered leaky ducts as an issue, but wouldn't summer KWH be increased also?…"

Bob Blanchette replied Feb 18 to How to determine HDD's and "savings" from furnace upgrade

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"Air sealing isn't bad but could be better. I got the "big leaks" that I could feel b…"

Bob Blanchette replied Feb 18 to How to determine HDD's and "savings" from furnace upgrade

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Reply by Steve Waclo

"HDD numbers with 55 degree base temp: Jan   Feb  409   429  2012 553   397  2013 638…"

Bob Blanchette replied Feb 17 to How to determine HDD's and "savings" from furnace upgrade

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"Being able to use the 10th of each month for meter read date is much more accurate t…"

Bob Blanchette replied Feb 17 to How to determine HDD's and "savings" from furnace upgrade

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"Playing with the "base temp" setting in order to to make the numbers "work". I'm hav…"

Bob Blanchette replied Feb 16 to How to determine HDD's and "savings" from furnace upgrade

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"Not a snowflake in sight down here, expecting temps in the 60's today. First real br…"

Bob Blanchette replied Feb 16 to How to determine HDD's and "savings" from furnace upgrade

75 Mar 15
Reply by Steve Waclo

"I didn't calculate the "offset" of there not being a 1:1 ratio of HDD and heat loss.…"

Bob Blanchette replied Feb 16 to How to determine HDD's and "savings" from furnace upgrade

75 Mar 15
Reply by Steve Waclo

"How do you input the HDD/gas use not being 1:1 in energy calculations?"

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

75 Mar 15
Reply by Steve Waclo

"I forgot to include other use!! We have water heater, dryer, stove, grill (used summ…"

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

75 Mar 15
Reply by Steve Waclo

"Using actual billing cycle dates makes things a lot easier. 789HDD 2014 vs. 533HDD 2…"

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

75 Mar 15
Reply by Steve Waclo

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