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Bob Blanchette replied Mar 30, 2014 to Marey Tankless Water Heaters

4 Apr 16, 2015
Reply by Alvin J

"ECM could be the way to go. At $250 it does have a long payback though. The use of a…"

Bob Blanchette replied Mar 20, 2014 to Electrical Efficiency for Gas Furnaces.

2 Mar 20, 2014
Reply by Bob Blanchette

"Good find, explains why 65 was always used as a "compromise" base temp. Base temp va…"

Bob Blanchette replied Mar 15, 2014 to How to determine HDD's and "savings" from furnace upgrade

75 Mar 15, 2014
Reply by Steve Waclo

"Comfort with the smaller system is MUCH better, and that was my primary reason for d…"

Bob Blanchette replied Mar 11, 2014 to How to determine HDD's and "savings" from furnace upgrade

75 Mar 15, 2014
Reply by Steve Waclo

"I don't doubt that a 90% furnace wastes less heat than a 80%. Going from a 4" double…"

Bob Blanchette replied Mar 11, 2014 to How to determine HDD's and "savings" from furnace upgrade

75 Mar 15, 2014
Reply by Steve Waclo

"That is the $1M question. 10% is such a small savings it's difficult to detect. Part…"

Bob Blanchette replied Mar 10, 2014 to How to determine HDD's and "savings" from furnace upgrade

75 Mar 15, 2014
Reply by Steve Waclo

"Agreed, it looks as if the "more efficient" furnace is a farce."

Bob Blanchette replied Mar 10, 2014 to How to determine HDD's and "savings" from furnace upgrade

75 Mar 15, 2014
Reply by Steve Waclo

"Home performance in the USA has been put on the back burner due to government subsid…"

Bob Blanchette replied Mar 9, 2014 to I say to-may-toes and you say to-mah-toes

6 Mar 15, 2014
Reply by Bud Poll

"I'm convinced that the new furnace is the more efficient 'box'. Flue on the old furn…"

Bob Blanchette replied Mar 9, 2014 to How to determine HDD's and "savings" from furnace upgrade

75 Mar 15, 2014
Reply by Steve Waclo

"One more, this time use is LOWER than mine. Last 12: $485.23/35.797 DTH (46% less th…"

Bob Blanchette replied Mar 8, 2014 to How to determine HDD's and "savings" from furnace upgrade

75 Mar 15, 2014
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