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  1. I didn't realize TED could "learn" which...

    I didn't realize TED could "learn" which appliances/lights/etc. were which. My goal was to understand what portion of my electric bill is going to heat the house. I already have Footprints installed...
  2. Well, I have a lot of experimenting to do with...

    Well, I have a lot of experimenting to do with the TED. I just installed it yesterday, but I can give you an overview of my current setup as a baseline.

    As I mentioned, I have three zones, the...
  3. My Envision w/ IntelliZone Geo Setup w/ TED Monitoring

    Hi all,

    I built a house recently and decided to go with a WaterFurnace Envision geo system (049 model).
    I also opted for a 3-zone IntelliZone setup:
    Main floor: 2100 sqft
    Second floor: 900...
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    I understand the DHW produced in the heating...

    I understand the DHW produced in the heating season is not free, but my question is it more efficient than a gas water heater?

    I have an Envision 049 with buffer tank and gas HWH. In Northeast...
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    Details, details. ;) So I'm assuming I can use...

    Details, details. ;) So I'm assuming I can use this information, plus the results of the Energy Star certification report and specs of the ERV to figure out the "% runtime" to get me .25ACH?
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    RenewAire ERV Settings

    Hi All,

    I recently had a full HVAC system installed in a new construction home. 3 zone Water Furnace Envision system with a RenewAire ERV installed into the supply and return duct work. The...
  7. I was wondering how long it would take you to...

    I was wondering how long it would take you to find this Dan. I get the 55 year warranty for all my hard work, right?
  8. Its methanol. I'll start looking around to...

    Its methanol. I'll start looking around to understand the differences. And the installer will be using the GeoLink pipe, so we're good to go on warranty.
  9. Yep.

    Yep.
  10. I did not, I'm assuming by your phrasing that I...

    I did not, I'm assuming by your phrasing that I should...
  11. When you're asking what they'll be using in the...

    When you're asking what they'll be using in the loop, what do you mean exactly? What's actually running through the loop?
  12. Thanks. Min is 30 and max is 64.5. That's too...

    Thanks. Min is 30 and max is 64.5. That's too low? Really?
  13. Thanks. Not being an expert, what kind of loop...

    Thanks. Not being an expert, what kind of loop design should I be looking for? And better too fat than too skinny, right?
  14. I'm not sure I follow, but I'd love to see it....

    I'm not sure I follow, but I'd love to see it. Otherwise if it can't go here, you can e-mail it to me. thenuke -at- gmail dot com
  15. Pulled the trigger! Wall of fame or wall of shame?

    Howdy!

    I just gave the official "yes" to a geothermal proposal I've been mulling over for about 30 days now.

    I just thought I would share the details of the proposal (minus price of course)...
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    My waterfurnace proposal was spec'd with a...

    My waterfurnace proposal was spec'd with a minimum 30 degree Loop Temp. Based on your reply, that's a bad thing?

    Also, the contractor proposed 6000' of tube for a 4 ton system (12 60' trenches w/...
  17. Hate to bump my own thread, but anyone have any...

    Hate to bump my own thread, but anyone have any thoughts on the numbers in the proposal?
  18. While I'm at it I may as well post two of the...

    While I'm at it I may as well post two of the pages from his proposal. What should I be looking for here?
  19. So I'm almost ready to pull the trigger on the...

    So I'm almost ready to pull the trigger on the Geo, but a few things have changed that I wanted to post here and ask for suggestions.

    Originally our contractor didn't want to use a Slinky, but...
  20. Thanks for the reply GeoDude. The 30% tax credit...

    Thanks for the reply GeoDude. The 30% tax credit is already figured in there. If that weren't in there I'm not sure the thing would pay itself off in its useful life!
  21. PSM, I used this calculator to determine the...

    PSM, I used this calculator to determine the savings:

    http://sagoro.wrightsoft.com/Carrier/Default.aspx
  22. Thanks for the reply, I really appreciate it. ...

    Thanks for the reply, I really appreciate it.

    After the dealer realized I wasn't just wasting his time he conducted a more thorough manual J. The new numbers came back in even lower with the more...
  23. I sat down and ran through numbers with a bit...

    I sat down and ran through numbers with a bit more rigor last night and here's what I came up with.

    Conventional Gas Furnace & A/C
    Carrier 58MVC Variable speed 95% AFUE
    Switched to Carrier ANA7...
  24. Thanks! That's the kind of info I'm looking for....

    Thanks! That's the kind of info I'm looking for. Can I ask why you think the savings estimates may be high? Just to provide more info, I can tell you that $75/year of the $1200/year savings is water...
  25. Conventional vs Hybrid Heat vs Geothermal - Am I Right?

    I've been doing a lot of research lately regarding an HVAC system for the house we are building. As the biggest investment of my life, I want to make sure I get it right. At this point in time I'm...
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