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  1. Thanks to all who have responded. Seems like the...

    Thanks to all who have responded. Seems like the VS technology is highly regarded, but more so with respect to air conditioning and dehumidification. I run my central air only a short time in the...
  2. Thanks pros for the insight, and thanks to the...

    Thanks pros for the insight, and thanks to the homeowners who shared their experiences. I am leaning heavily to a Heil VSII (or Tempstar..same unit) seems to be a solid mid-range unit...however,...
  3. Thanks guys. I am wondering if anyone has a ball...

    Thanks guys. I am wondering if anyone has a ball park estimate for the percentage of electricty savings going to a VSD blower motor? Also, do the VSD blowers run 24/7?
  4. I am considering replacing an old 80 percent...

    I am considering replacing an old 80 percent efficient, single stage furnace with a high efficiency, two-stage unit. I am also considering moving up to a two-stage furnace with a VSD. My question...
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    Thanks guys. I have received some quotes for a...

    Thanks guys. I have received some quotes for a 40 gal. power vent and they range in the neighborhood of $585 (AO Smith and State). The price does not bother me if I need to have that venting option....
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    As always, Mr. Mills, thank you for the concise...

    As always, Mr. Mills, thank you for the concise response. Too bad you do not live near Western New York, you would have a new customer. Best int he New Year.
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    Thanks for the advice.

    Thanks for the advice.
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    I have a gas furnance that I am planning on...

    I have a gas furnance that I am planning on replacing with a high efficiency model. Therefore, I am worried about the proper drafting of the gas water tank and the fact that I do not believe I can...
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    Thanks guys for the responses. My only concern...

    Thanks guys for the responses. My only concern is that my current 5" double lined metal chimney has a bend in it as it rises, therefore making it impossible to drop a liner in it. Also, I do not...
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    I am planning to replace my existing inefficient...

    I am planning to replace my existing inefficient hot water tank with a power vent model. I was wondering if there were any advantages/disadvantages to using 2" pipe rather than 3" pipe for the...
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    I have learned a lot from the craftsmen on this...

    I have learned a lot from the craftsmen on this site, and am close to making a decision on a new furnace. One other concern I have is whether to replace my current 13 year old hot water tank with a...
  12. I think the short cycling was the problem with...

    I think the short cycling was the problem with the 2nd floor heating issue. Seems to have worked out now, and I have opened the living room ducts somewhat more now that we are getting into the cold...
  13. Thank you. I have no humidity problems in my...

    Thank you. I have no humidity problems in my house, thankfully, and living in the Buffalo, NY area, I only use my AC (11 seer/3 ton) 12 or so days in the summer...I live in a more rural area so the...
  14. thank you for that to-the-point response....can...

    thank you for that to-the-point response....can you give me your thoughts regarding my questions on sizing a few message above..thank you.
  15. Thanks for posting the web site and reiterating...

    Thanks for posting the web site and reiterating my point. But that does not answer my question. So what you are inferring is that it would be OK to upsize a furnace when goign with a high effieincy...
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    Bill Clinton, who never won office with a...

    Bill Clinton, who never won office with a majority of the voters of this country, benefitted from a deficit reduction package implemented by his predecessor, Bush I. The deficit reduction helped...
  17. My house is a 12-year-old 1950 sq two story. I...

    My house is a 12-year-old 1950 sq two story. I recently had it insulated and air sealed, because learning from this site I wanted the structure to be as efficient as possible before upgrading the...
  18. this is in response to Mr. Perkins, I found the...

    this is in response to Mr. Perkins, I found the article on the web, under the Canadian Office of Energy Efficiency. The publication is entitled: "Heating with Gas."
  19. That is consistent the views expressed here. I...

    That is consistent the views expressed here. I could not believe what I read, especially coming from the Canadian Government. So the best choice would be to have my contractor do a Manual J? Do...
  20. so, I take it that you strongly disagree...what...

    so, I take it that you strongly disagree...what is your recommendation in terms of sizing and two-stage high efficiency ffurnaces?
  21. I have learned a lot from reading the questions...

    I have learned a lot from reading the questions and answers in this forum, and it is nice to read responses from true professionals who hold good service, craftsmanship and integrity as mainstays of...
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