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Student needs help for HVAC research project
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Hi, I am a Building Science student, working on a residential HVAC research project. Specifically, I am comparing the following types of systems in terms of energy usage, initial cost, maintenance…Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by prisco tammaro Nov 22, 2013.

 

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prisco tammaro replied to Lena Burkett's discussion Student needs help for HVAC research project
"RS Means has this information, and have regional differences.   It is your best bet for an inbiased cost comparison.   My university had scopies in the library."
Nov 22, 2013
Dennis Heidner replied to Lena Burkett's discussion Student needs help for HVAC research project
"I would suggest also visiting the NAHB  (National Association of Home Builders) website.  They have some studies done on common features that new home buyers (and retrofiters) specify - and based on  surveys of buyers, real estate…"
Nov 15, 2013
Richard McGrath replied to Lena Burkett's discussion Student needs help for HVAC research project
"Lena ,    As far as building Science is concerned I believe your most efficient way to condition this house would be with radiant heating / cooling with an ERV capable of removing Latent . I would utilize an air to water heat pump for…"
Nov 15, 2013
Tom Conlon replied to Lena Burkett's discussion Student needs help for HVAC research project
"Lena, If you haven't found it already, try here: http://www.nrel.gov/ap/retrofits/about.cfm While this should be a big help, note that NREL is still taking comments on these new data, so if you notice something screwy, let them know. As a cross…"
Nov 11, 2013
Curt Kinder replied to Lena Burkett's discussion Student needs help for HVAC research project
"That's a HUGE project! You might be well advised to narrow it down some Install costs vary widely between regions. NYC probably 3x my AO Operating costs depend on whether climate is heating or cooling dominant, unit energy costs, availability…"
Nov 11, 2013
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Student needs help for HVAC research project

Hi, I am a Building Science student, working on a residential HVAC research project. Specifically, I am comparing the following types of systems in terms of energy usage, initial cost, maintenance cost, and lifespan, to determine the payback due to energy savings in several climates:Furnace & A/C split system (high, medium and low eff)Heat PumpMini-SplitGeothermal Heat PumpRadiant heating and coolingEvaporative coolingI have modeled these systems in a sample production home in an energy…See More
Nov 11, 2013
Rob Buchanan replied to Lena Burkett's discussion Student needs help for HVAC research project
"To add some thoughts to the regional pricing, I've been in your boat before (a nonprofit with zero budget for bids). For example, I was curious about how much it would cost to run a gas line to swap out an electric dryer for a gas one. I called…"
Nov 8, 2013
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Nov 6, 2013
Glen Gallo replied to Lena Burkett's discussion Student needs help for HVAC research project
"Lena I have found over the years that pricing is regional. Cost for labor can have significant differences from state to state and from city to city within that state. There are many variables such as local permit pricing, codes etc You will want…"
Nov 2, 2013
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Student needs help for HVAC research project

Hi, I am a Building Science student, working on a residential HVAC research project. Specifically, I am comparing the following types of systems in terms of energy usage, initial cost, maintenance cost, and lifespan, to determine the payback due to energy savings in several climates:Furnace & A/C split system (high, medium and low eff)Heat PumpMini-SplitGeothermal Heat PumpRadiant heating and coolingEvaporative coolingI have modeled these systems in a sample production home in an energy…See More
Nov 1, 2013

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