For decades tankless water heaters haven't been worth the effort to install due to our artificially low cost of natural gas in the USA and the high price of tankless heaters. Tankless water heaters…Continue
Started Apr 13
I've noticed my new furnace uses about the same electrical power to operate as my old furnace, even though the new furnace (44k) is 1/2 the BTU of he old one (88k). Both furnaces use 1/3HP 5amp…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by Bob Blanchette Mar 20.
After running calculations on my furnace upgrade with inconclusive results I figure I would look at how much my AC upgrade really saved. yes my use was a LOT less in 2013 vs. 2012, but it was a lot…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by Bob Blanchette Feb 25.
Recently my 13 yr old Carrier A/C devolved a leak and I chose to replace the system rather than track down the leak and repair the coil. I had been reading about doing manual J calculations and how contractors are scared to death to undersize. I had been talking to co-workers about this and it's an uphill battle getting them to think different than 1 ton per 500sq ft. So I decided to take confidence in correct sizing and "put my money where my mouth is" and install a 2 ton sized…Continue
Posted on September 2, 2012 at 4:39pm — 2 Comments
How SmartHours Plus works: It costs more for electricity during peak periods of high customer demand.
Other factors, like weather conditions and the time of year, also drive electrical prices higher. SmartHours Plus,
sometimes known as Variable Peak Pricing (VPP), allows you to save when costs are lower, or off peak. Peak hours
are 2 to 7 p.m. weekdays, and prices during those hours vary based on demand (see chart). You’ll get advance
notice of tomorrow’s peak price the…
Posted on January 17, 2012 at 1:30pm