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"What design temp did they use in the software? Where is the nearest major city? Cont…"

Bob Blanchette replied Apr 26 to How to Read Load Calculation Reports

37 May 5
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"Once ductwork is considered a minisplit may actually be cheaper. It provides cooling…"

Bob Blanchette replied Mar 21 to Needed: High Efficiency NG HVAC for a 2,100 sf single story building

15 Apr 24
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"Mini-split will save cost of the ductwork and provide cooling at the same time. Quie…"

Bob Blanchette replied Mar 17 to Needed: High Efficiency NG HVAC for a 2,100 sf single story building

15 Apr 24
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"A small central AC is most likely to be quieter and more comfortable that a window u…"

Bob Blanchette replied Mar 16 to Needed: High Efficiency NG HVAC for a 2,100 sf single story building

15 Apr 24
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"Recovery time is how long it takes for the building to warm up when coming back for…"

Bob Blanchette replied Mar 14 to Needed: High Efficiency NG HVAC for a 2,100 sf single story building

15 Apr 24
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"If setbacks are employed, how long does the customer expect to take for recovery? I'…"

Bob Blanchette replied Mar 13 to Needed: High Efficiency NG HVAC for a 2,100 sf single story building

15 Apr 24
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"One furnace should be plenty, 2 is overkill. You will need some type of ductwork for…"

Bob Blanchette replied Mar 13 to Needed: High Efficiency NG HVAC for a 2,100 sf single story building

15 Apr 24
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"Utterly ridiculous. If they really want to reduce energy costs set a limit on the si…"

Bob Blanchette replied Mar 31, 2013 to ENERGY STAR Furnaces & Failure of DOE Standard

7 Aug 15
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"Older equipment is more affected by it's condition than it's original SEER. Clean co…"

Bob Blanchette replied Dec 29, 2012 to Where to find EER and SEER if it is not on the label

4 Dec 29, 2012
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"Overheating of the 2nd floor/Over-cooling the 1st floor is a valid concern with a zo…"

Bob Blanchette replied Dec 29, 2012 to Are Zoned Heating/Cooling Systems a Good or Bad Idea?

24 Jul 5
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