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    Don't have any map handy but from memory the...

    Don't have any map handy but from memory the convention center is at 11th and Arch st. So to get to the Bell and Independence Hall you would walk south 2 blocks to Chestnut st. Turn left and walk...
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    Welcome to Philadelphia!

    Not sure where to post this message but I live in Downtown Philadelphia and want to extend a welcome to all that will be attending the Comfortech convention. In addition to the convention I hope you...
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    Yeah but I am sure the units would be shut off...

    Yeah but I am sure the units would be shut off during these periods that the temp was over 100F so It would get noticed.

    In those days my unit was off for about 30 minutes,an hour(before it...
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    Service is generally good. Where I live all of...

    Service is generally good. Where I live all of the lines run underground so not really a problem with lighting strikes or wind, however I am in downtown Philadelphia, outlying areas sometimes do...
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    Yeah I live in the PECO Energy territory which is...

    Yeah I live in the PECO Energy territory which is southeast Pa.

    I am curious to know how this smart saver is working out. Yesterday It was 105F(103F official at the airport) with a heat index...
  6. Thread: Steam heat?

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    In my early years my parents house had steam...

    In my early years my parents house had steam heat. Slightly different because we didn't have a boiler; the steam was delivered to the house from the steam generation plant via underground pipes. I...
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    Here is an update found in the local newspaper today

    Today’s Philadelphia Inquirer states that PECO, as required by the deregulating law, is phasing out the discounts for electric heating and off-peak water heating. They will be cut in half by at the...
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    Since PECO is delivering my electricity and I am...

    Since PECO is delivering my electricity and I am buying it from an alternate supplier I don't care if PECO has to buy power from other companies; this idea is helping THEM NOT ME.

    As it is PECO...
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    Well today I received a letter from PECO...

    Well today I received a letter from PECO describing the Smart AC saver and the information again talks about installing a device next to the AC electric disconnect switch so I guess they are trying...
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    Nope I was wrong. I just checked the web site...

    Nope I was wrong. I just checked the web site and it says that PECO will install a new thermostat that will cause the system to go into conservation mode - not sure what that is, but this is a bit...
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    I am home all day and I don't think I want...

    I am home all day and I don't think I want someone else deciding when to turning my unit off unless I tell them to. It is supposed to happen at peak times which probably means it will occur on the...
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    Rustwood Any updates about this? How did...

    Rustwood

    Any updates about this? How did this turn out?
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    Tried continuous fan during summer several years ago and.....

    Didn't like it. I'm in Pennsylvania not Florida.

    What I found was that the compressor cycles per hours were less..The compressor didn't run as many times an hour...so I guess this would save...
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    My reasons

    I understand the attraction. Here is why I don’t want the smart controller installed and why I don’t want PECO or my gas utility touching my equipment:

    I have been able to control my units ...
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    I received the brochure concerning this, but I...

    I received the brochure concerning this, but I see on the web link that they are offering up to $120 if you participate for one year and have a qualifying unit. Not sure what the phase "up to"...
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    non pro homeowner - guess

    I have a two stage gas furnace which replaced a one stage unit(installed in 1963) in 2002.

    I haven't done any analysis on gas usage vs the old unit, but can say that this new unit moves more air...
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    There is talk of heat pumps and natural gas. ...

    There is talk of heat pumps and natural gas. What of natural gas with two stages? I ask because if my setback is more than 1 degree, 2nd stage will be used for at least 45 minutes of the recovery. ...
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    PECO is owned by the Excelon Corp. I have been...

    PECO is owned by the Excelon Corp. I have been to some of the Excelon web sites and see that some of their companies have the ability to charge different rates by the hour. I expect that PECO...
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    Sixty five a month? You must be using under...

    Sixty five a month? You must be using under 500kwh. My highest AC bill last summer was 1,425 kwh for $242.....but the house was hot at 80F.

    I get the point that being able to switch back and...
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    Part of what concerns me is that they will...

    Part of what concerns me is that they will change the rate every quarter. The other thing that concerns me is that it is not just the electric generation rate that we need to be concerned with. ...
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    Yeah builders want to do everything on the cheap,...

    Yeah builders want to do everything on the cheap, but I agree that a hp with gas backup might be the thing to do which is why I was thinking about doing it since I have natural gas. With the little...
  22. I am not expert on anything HVAC related. My...

    I am not expert on anything HVAC related. My impression was that the baseboard created convection which sucked air up from the floor into the unit, heated it, and the hot air escaped from the top. ...
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    I wrote a reply last night but can't find it on...

    I wrote a reply last night but can't find it on the site now but anyway. The constant run I was referring to would happen when the temp was in the teens and single digits. The heat pump would run...
  24. The more I read and hear about forced air systems...

    The more I read and hear about forced air systems the more I wish I just had the zoned baseboard hotwater system I grew up with. We didn't need to worry about any of this, no wondering about return...
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    I have had heat pumps in two prior residences and...

    I have had heat pumps in two prior residences and where comfortable with them even as they ran almost continuously, however we had the special rate. Running constantly at the standard 9 cents to...
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