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"But it's so much easier to size by the 500sqft per ton rule that's been used for dec…"

Bob Blanchette replied Jul 4 to Are Zoned Heating/Cooling Systems a Good or Bad Idea?

24 Jul 5
Reply by John Proctor

"This is exactly why oversizing continues, nobody is willing to stick their neck out.…"

Bob Blanchette replied May 5 to How to Read Load Calculation Reports

37 May 5
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"90% of residential installs are done by the WAG or rule of thumb methods. 500sqft pe…"

Bob Blanchette replied May 3 to How to Read Load Calculation Reports

37 May 5
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"60k is INPUT of your furnace right? If it's a typical 80% that would give you a 48k…"

Bob Blanchette replied May 3 to How to Read Load Calculation Reports

37 May 5
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"He's not going to want to "break the norm" of the 50btu per sqft he's been installin…"

Bob Blanchette replied Apr 27 to How to Read Load Calculation Reports

37 May 5
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"80k x 96.2% = 77k output. No need for a 100k furnace. Oversizing will render the pur…"

Bob Blanchette replied Apr 27 to How to Read Load Calculation Reports

37 May 5
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"7 degrees outdoor, 72 indoor are design temps, looks reasonable. 80% furnace would m…"

Bob Blanchette replied Apr 27 to How to Read Load Calculation Reports

37 May 5
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"There should be defined indoor and outdoor temperatures that the load calculation is…"

Bob Blanchette replied Apr 27 to How to Read Load Calculation Reports

37 May 5
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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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