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Real World Ceiling Fan CFM

Started this discussion. Last reply by Eric Kjelshus Jul 3, 2016. 3 Replies

Has anybody done testing on delivered CFM of ceiling fans? Energy star has a test room where the blades are 40 5/8" from the ceiling, but this rarely happens in living rooms. Perhaps manufacturers…Continue

Tags: CFM, Fan, Celing

Have Gas Meter fees/deliver charges got out of hand?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kurt Albershardt Feb 8, 2015. 12 Replies

Last month my meter/delivery charges were MORE than the cost of fuel. I expect this in in the summer, but now it's happening in winter also.…Continue

Energy Costs: Progressive or Regressive?

Started Jan 4, 2015 0 Replies

Here in Oklahoma local utilities DISCOURAGE conservation. As you use more electricity/gas/water you pay LESS for each unit. A "volume discount" if you will. Hefty monthly meter/connection charges are…Continue

How does Cycles Per Hour affect real world AFUE?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bradford E. White Dec 30, 2014. 12 Replies

Some claim that modern furnaces have minimized off cycle losses to the point they no longer matter. Oversizing has become a comfort issue rather than an efficiency issue. Is this really true? What…Continue

Tags: duct, cycles, CPH

 

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Bryan Gabriel liked Bob Blanchette's discussion Tankless Water Heaters... has their time finally come?
Oct 26, 2017
tedkidd replied to Bob Blanchette's discussion Tankless Water Heaters... has their time finally come?
"Yeah. Gas water heaters Suck http://energysmartohio.com/uncategorized/why-gas-water-heaters-suck-a-comparison/ Gas won't stay cheap. And most can't produce their own when it gets expensive. Electric is the energy most people can…"
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Eric Kjelshus replied to Bob Blanchette's discussion Tankless Water Heaters... has their time finally come?
"With super cheap natural gas prices now, still worth going all electric?  Tankless needs a lot more maintenance  delime each year plus costs of extra power used?"
Oct 20, 2017
tedkidd replied to Bob Blanchette's discussion Tankless Water Heaters... has their time finally come?
"Those are DIY install prices - not that cost is relevant now. If the goal is to go carbon free, fuel switching minor appliances helps ready homeowners for shifting the major appliance. We are taking our clients all electric. We feel that if we…"
Oct 20, 2017
Stanley Layman replied to Bob Blanchette's discussion Tankless Water Heaters... has their time finally come?
"A tankless water heater can be a bit pricey. Tankless water heaters can range from $300 to $1100 or more depending upon the model. Gas tankless water heaters are typically a little cheaper. Tankless water heaters are more complicated than…"
Oct 20, 2017

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Replaced my A/C this weekend, results of downsizing by 1/3.

Posted on September 2, 2012 at 7:39pm 2 Comments

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…

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Just Signed up for OG&E Smarthours Program, A new way to manage energy use

Posted on January 17, 2012 at 4:30pm 0 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…

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At 4:46pm on January 17, 2012, Diane Chojnowski said…

Hi Bob,

Welcome to Home Energy Pros! Feel free to join the conversation in the Forum and Groups. And share your energy efficiency photos, videos and upcoming events. If you're blogging about home performance, this is the place for you!

Thanks!
Diane, HEP Moderator

At 10:55am on January 14, 2012, Diane Chojnowski said…

Hi Bob,

 

Welcome to Home Energy Pros! Feel free to join the conversation in the Forum and Groups. And share your energy efficiency photos, videos and upcoming events. If you're blogging about home performance, this is the place for you!

Don't forget to add your location on our Member Map. We'd be happy to see Sweden represented!


Thanks!
Diane, HEP Moderator

 
 
 

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Efficiency of furnace

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