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Know Your House Facts

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bob Blanchette Sep 1, 2013. 4 Replies

Faced with Home Manager retirement, what should a homeowner do? Know your House Facts.  By design, “Variable Air Volume” is the foundation of your house mechanical systems sizing, ducts, sensors and…Continue

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Home Manager vs. Home Automation

Started Feb 14, 2013 0 Replies

HouseWide Utiliti designs professional "home manager systems" as opposed to consumer electronics "home automation". What's the difference? Why is the distinction important to me? Consider the…Continue

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Bob Blanchette replied to Gary LaForge's discussion Know Your House Facts
"Are you suggesting homeowners replace the control module but keep the rest of the system? Is there a current module compatible with the 30year old system? Is it proprietary or can it be controlled with a conventional zone controller?"
Sep 1, 2013
Bob Blanchette replied to Gary LaForge's discussion Know Your House Facts
"So VAV is just a zoned system that doesn't use a bypass damper? If the ducts were oversized at the time of initial installation a conventional zoned system wouldn't need a bypass damper either. I never understood the whole bypass damper…"
Sep 1, 2013
Gary LaForge replied to Gary LaForge's discussion Know Your House Facts
"The Home Manager multi-zone controller operates the "Direct Air" VAV method, not a bypass method as in conventional residential zoning. The "Direct Air" VAV method introduced in 1985 is proven to be efficient and effective.…"
Aug 31, 2013
Bob Blanchette replied to Gary LaForge's discussion Know Your House Facts
"It's hard enough to get homeowners to buy complete systems instead of just doing a condenser swap, much less buying an expensive VAV system. What is the difference between VAV and conventional zoning?"
Aug 31, 2013
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Know Your House Facts

Faced with Home Manager retirement, what should a homeowner do? Know your House Facts.  By design, “Variable Air Volume” is the foundation of your house mechanical systems sizing, ducts, sensors and electronic controllers which optimize comfort and operating efficiency.Know your House Facts:  House “Characteristics" with Home Manager and VAV method. -1) HVAC ducts are…See More
Aug 31, 2013
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Feb 27, 2013
Gary LaForge posted a discussion

Home Manager vs. Home Automation

HouseWide Utiliti designs professional "home manager systems" as opposed to consumer electronics "home automation". What's the difference? Why is the distinction important to me? Consider the purpose of a " home manager system" compared to the purpose of consumer electronics. The Purpose - The purpose of a home manager system differs dramatically from home automation. The purpose of a home manager system is to perform “always On", mundane, repetitive, routine house functions requiring…See More
Feb 14, 2013
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Home automation from HouseWide Utiliti; catches costly mistake through the history log.

HouseWide Utiliti observation of History Log alerts of painting contractor mistake. History Log rescues customer from costly excessive energy usage. HouseWid...
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At 10:37am on February 27, 2013, Diane Chojnowski said…

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