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    Will have to find out who in my area can do the...

    Will have to find out who in my area can do the blower door test, would be interesting to see the results. Thanks.
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    Yes I plan to add more insulation in the attic...

    Yes I plan to add more insulation in the attic and look at some other things I can do. Being an older home there is prob lots of room for improvement.
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    The calculations I have seen and done look more...

    The calculations I have seen and done look more like $4-$500 in savings between propane and oil. I do understand that the prices will change wich makes the decision harder. I didn't think my heat...
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    What about putting in a 2-stage heat pump large...

    What about putting in a 2-stage heat pump large enough to heat down to 15 on it's own and run ac on low stage? Don't want to change out my HP right now, but would something like that work or maybe a...
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    Can the HW 8320 be set to do that? If not I am...

    Can the HW 8320 be set to do that? If not I am going to leave it set to 25 for now, if we lose a couple degrees at night we can live with it, should be warming up soon. Want to avoid burning anymore...
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    I set the switchover to 25, last night it got...

    I set the switchover to 25, last night it got that cold,tstat is set to 71, this morning it said inside temp 69. So 30 is lowest the 2.5 ton will keep up with.
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    I will let you guys know what the local...

    I will let you guys know what the local contractors recomend, in the next week or two. Again Thank you for the help.
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    How about getting the 95% 2 stage variable speed...

    How about getting the 95% 2 stage variable speed propane furnace and having the heat strip installed at the same time. The oil furnace is atleast 15 years old. The variable speed blower seems like it...
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    So would having a 5kw heat strip added to my 2.5...

    So would having a 5kw heat strip added to my 2.5 ton hp give about the same results as the 3 ton with the 3kw you suggested and be efficient down to 15f ? My tstat is a honeywell 8320 says it will do...
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    Latest electric bill says 2618kwh used bill is...

    Latest electric bill says 2618kwh used bill is 175.83 so .067? Never set switchover to less than 30f, installer said thats where to set it, I never tried thinking the electric would go way up and it...
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    I checked the model no of my heat...

    I checked the model no of my heat pump(2HP13B30P-1B) it's a 2.5 ton 13 seer system, had it installed about 6-7 years ago. Would adding a certain size heat strip to my current setup save any heat...
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    By high end you mean higher seer? With only 3kw...

    By high end you mean higher seer? With only 3kw heat strip would the hp run with it down to 15? Will have to figure out the duct capability prob have someone look at it, the furnace now has a 1400...
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    Thanks for the replies. Looks like the biggest...

    Thanks for the replies. Looks like the biggest variable is what happens with the fuel costs, oil is terrible, my sister has propane and said while it has gone up and down it hasn't been as bad as...
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    Oil to propane worth it?

    I have a 82.7% oil furnace with a .70 nozzle and 2 ton hp system. We run the hp until 30f outside, use approx. 400 gallons of oil a season. We live in ne ohio the house was built in the late 60's...
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