"So CO is a sign of incomplete combustion. There are lots of things that can cause that. First cause is cold combustion surfaces. If you put a cold pot on a gas stove top the CO spikes. You need the burner to be rocking for a few…"
"My inclination would be to start with the water heater and the refrigerators. You are looking for a 4 kW load. or more. That could be a water heater with a water leak, or a refrigerator that isn't working well. Also, some…"
"You don't have to think about the air sealing and insulation needs to be the same surface. Think about air sealing the interior surface, drywall, joints, casement, base, electrical boxes. Insulate without void. Be careful…"
"Lots of interesting ideas. Typically in the North East we would have just skinned stone on a masonry wall. You could mortar the joints. Obviously you could seal it an close it. I would seal it with open cell spray foam, Keep the…"
"We see different forms of these up in New York. Either a hot water air handler or hot water furnace, I would say the actual control would define it beyond that. Oil fired furnaces have lots of complications so this is a common answer for…"
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"The geothermal heat pump is the most likely culprit. The heat pump doesn't make heat it only moves it. If the water temperature of the loop drops below the design they can be less efficient than electric resistance heat. 3200…"
Feb 5, 2016
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