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    Heat pump confusion

    I live in NE Ohio and we had a heat pump installed outside last March. I understand that colder it gets, heat pumps don't work so well. I am now really seeing that.

    January ave tem around here...
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    No the electrician did not verify the meter...

    No the electrician did not verify the meter compared to the amps we were getting. I wish we would have done that. But at that time, the new meter was just installed, I did not know it then. It...
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    [ I only have four 60" plasmas TV's each with a...

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    I only have four 60" plasmas TV's each with a 300 watt Bose system, 500' of track lighting and 100 recessed lights, A giant built in refrigerator, a hot tub, and 800 sqft of window area. just...
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    slice Can I ask what else you did to improve...

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    Can I ask what else you did to improve your effeciency of your house, besides the ICF.

    we had done a number of things: Besides high effeciency heat pump/furnace and appliances, almost...
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    I find it hard to believe that the techs dont...

    I find it hard to believe that the techs dont have cell phones.......or a number at the office where they can be reached. Any other business you can reach a tech at work or in the field.
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    T.E.D. or EM 2500, or any others

    Do any of you monitor your whole house electricity usage?

    I have found a couple that look very interesting:

    T.E.D (The energy detective) and EM 2500. If you have these or any other, what do...
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    electricity

    Thanks for the responses to my question. I have been very busy checking, again, all of the appliances and amps they are giving off. I cannot find anything abnormal

    Like I said before first 24...
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    Electrical overload

    Just moved into new ICF home 3400sq ft NE Ohio. I spent a great deal of time and money investing in energy effeciency: besides ICF Walls, all CF lights, skim coat in attic under R45 cellusose, all...
  9. Thread: Flex tubing

    by gonefishin
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    Flex tubing

    The industry standard is to install flex tubing from the bath fans to vent outside. Have you seen that this tubing causes a serius decline in CFM's from the bath fan. What I have been told is that...
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    ?? What do you hope to gain with 1/4" sterofoam?...

    ?? What do you hope to gain with 1/4" sterofoam?


    Our house has house wrap on the 3 2nd floor 2 x 6 walls. The wrap just reduces air flow and prevents moisture it does not do anything for...
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    Fanfold foam board

    Have you installed the fanfold (50 foot) extruded styrofoam on exterior of a house? I have a secion of 2 x 6 wall that I would like to put up the fanfold (before the siding). This board is only...
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    ICF adhesive/glue when drywalling

    Do you recommend the drywall glued to an ICF wall? Assuming there is no code for this, why would it be glued? If so what kind of glue is used?
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    Forgot to add the Fantech HVI certified/rated to...

    Forgot to add the Fantech HVI certified/rated to my list of possible HRV's.

    What do you think?
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    Newaire vs. Honeywell HRV

    Have any of you used/installed the Newaire HRV or a Honeywell HRV? We are building an ICF home in NE OHIO and our options include one or the other. Just wondering if you have had any luck good or...
  15. HRV vs Honeywell Y8150 house ventilation system

    This is my dilemma. We have built an ICF house with 3400 sq feet.

    I currently have planned for an HRV unit but the HVAC installer recommends saving some money and using the Honeywell Fresh Air...
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    This is also my dilemma. We have built an ICF...

    This is also my dilemma. We have built an ICF house with 3400 sq feet. I currently have planned for an HRV unit but the HVAC installer recommends saving some money and using the Honeywell Fresh Air...
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    Nudura vs. Reward wall ICF

    Have any of you delt with Nudura or Reward Wall ICF systems?

    I am having a hard time in figuring out which might be a better product. I have seen both in buildings but I wanted to know if one is...
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    [QUOTE=beenthere;1941217]No. A 2 stage unit...

    [QUOTE=beenthere;1941217]No.

    A 2 stage unit provides little payback. But does increase comfort greatly.
    If you look only at performance numbers, you may inadvertantly pass up on comfort.


    I...
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    [QUOTE=beenthere;1940997][/B] Ok.... are...

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    Ok.... are you saying the same thing applies with Heat pumps? A higher SEER/HSPF rating is great for efficiency but is worse on comfort?
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    [QUOTE=knott;1940581]where im at theres only a 40...

    [QUOTE=knott;1940581]where im at theres only a 40 dollar savings between 13 and 14 seer units in the cooling mode. i say have someone due the calculations in your area about how much you can save...
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    [QUOTE=gary_g;1938756]In a 3-ton size, the 14...

    [QUOTE=gary_g;1938756]In a 3-ton size, the 14 SEER GSH Goodman heat pump has a much higher HSPF and btu output than the 13 SEER, especially at the 17F rating (almost 5000 btu more). The 14 (in R-22)...
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    For additional features and the best value for...

    For additional features and the best value for the money for an area like Ohio, I do agree that the Goodman 14 Seer GSH14042-1 would be a good choice.

    thank you I am looking into that now.
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    13 SEER, or higher

    Why would some recommend a higher SEER rating? I live in NE Ohio and we are looking at putting in a Goodman electric furnace with an add on heat pump at 13 SEER. (3.5) ton.

    A number of people...
  24. Thread: ICF advice

    by gonefishin
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    Sorry, I wasnt thinking when I wrote this. Are...

    Sorry, I wasnt thinking when I wrote this. Are all ground source heat pumps considered Geothermal? I have done considerable research and pricing into what would be a good fit. However, the ICF and...
  25. Thread: ICF advice

    by gonefishin
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    [QUOTE=hangfirew8;1937166]Bathroom fans are made...

    [QUOTE=hangfirew8;1937166]Bathroom fans are made noisy on purpose. They are supposed to cover the sounds of what you are doing in there. I would not recommend a quiet fan in the ground floor toilet...
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