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  1. That's still 363 watts.

    That's still 363 watts.
  2. If it's pulling 3.3A continuous, wouldn't that be...

    If it's pulling 3.3A continuous, wouldn't that be ~726watts? (3.3A x 220V) When the REMC guy was out and crunched the numbers, he estimated it was adding ~$35/month to our bill having the fan run...
  3. Sorry I haven't gotten back with the info/pics...

    Sorry I haven't gotten back with the info/pics you guys requested: we have a family member in poor health and that has been the priority lately. I'll tell you what I know for sure; and try to get...
  4. Expected amp draw for this fan (variable speed?)

    Had the REMC guy come out and do an energy audit. One thing he suggested was that we stop running the HVAC fan all of the time to lower our monthly power usage. I commented that we have a variable...
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    I just had a geothermal system put in, in place...

    I just had a geothermal system put in, in place of the existing propane furnace, within the past couple of months. Only had one electric bill since the system has been in; but its showing about $100...
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    So with the usage requirements I listed, what...

    So with the usage requirements I listed, what size holding tank would be recommended to go with my existing 50gal electric WH?

    I'll assume the lines going from the water softner to the HWG, HWG to...
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    HWG set-up recommendations

    As many of you have seen from some of my other threads, I'm planning on a GSHP system in the very near future. Wanted to get some input as to desuperheater system recommendations for my specific use...
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    I can tell I'm going to have to take a stand for...

    I can tell I'm going to have to take a stand for the NP system if I want it. The previous guy said it really wasn't of any benefit; and the guy this past week basically said its just something...
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    I have a 200A service. I don't know what is...

    I have a 200A service. I don't know what is required; but the guy did look at my panel and didn't comment on needing anything upgraded. I'll be sure to clarify with him, though. Thanks for the...
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    Been reading up on this. Looks like the unit...

    Been reading up on this. Looks like the unit would be self-sustained, even in temps below freezing; and therefore would not need dual fuel (back-up furnace). Is that correct? Any benefit to...
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    Thoughts on the above?

    Thoughts on the above?
  12. Old thread; but thought I'd post the results of...

    Old thread; but thought I'd post the results of the load test. All of the windows is definitely a major contributor to the cooling issue; but it looks like a 3 ton unit should still be adequate...
  13. I'm going to have the guy Friday run another...

    I'm going to have the guy Friday run another manual J just to check for consistancy. Not that I think the other guy did a bad job. He seemed very thorough. I didn't get a hard copy of the load...
  14. Any opinions from the Indy crew about Precision...

    Any opinions from the Indy crew about Precision Comfort Systems out of Westfield for retrofit GSHP?
  15. Same dealer for all three quote. They are all...

    Same dealer for all three quote. They are all two stage, variable speed units. Specs look very similar, just different companies.

    BTW, current furnace is 100k BTU. I noticed these GSHP units...
  16. Doing closed loop with 8 vert wells (2 per ton)...

    Doing closed loop with 8 vert wells (2 per ton) done to save space over a horiz yard loop. Will have a manifold burried near the house and then the feed/return lines stubbed under the foundation and...
  17. Which GSHP would you choose? (three options inside)

    Got a quote for the GSHP system I'm planning to get soon. It had three different prices depending on which unit I go with; so I'd like opinions from the experts which you'd choose and why. I'm...
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    I've done all of the "normal" stuff to tighten...

    I've done all of the "normal" stuff to tighten the house. Removed all of the trim from around the doors/windows/base and spray-foamed the gaps, added additional R-30 to the attic (total R-49), and...
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    Currently have a 4" pleated filter for the LP...

    Currently have a 4" pleated filter for the LP furnace. I'm going to have a GSHP system put in; so I'll assume something similar is available for those and would go with that.

    The house is really...
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    Any of these optional "extras" worth it?

    The quote I got Friday included the following options to add. Any of them worth having?

    - PureAir air cleaner
    - Blue-Tube UV w/ OST
    - Oxine Air Duct Treatment

    Also listed is a Honeywell...
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    Got further clarification from today. The quoted...

    Got further clarification from today. The quoted price DOES include trenching or wells (2 wells per ton at 200' each). Doing wells is ~10% more than the loop; but appeals to me more. They can fit...
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    Could this still be paired with the Bryant Plus...

    Could this still be paired with the Bryant Plus 90i furnace and utilize the same control unit (Evolution)? If not, what would a good pairing be with this unit?
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    I think it ran all night to maintain 65* when it...

    I think it ran all night to maintain 65* when it got down to 12* the other night (at least it was running everytime I woke up during the night); but typically only runs for less than 45 minutes at a...
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    BTW, I'm not saying I think I need a 10 ton geo...

    BTW, I'm not saying I think I need a 10 ton geo HP unit with the above statement.
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    Stupid question... so are you saying a house with...

    Stupid question... so are you saying a house with a 5 ton furnace (and 120K BTU heat exchanger) would require a 10 ton geo HP to produce the same amount of heat? 60K BTU (geo) x 2 = 120K BTU...
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    I live in central Indiana. The video was very...

    I live in central Indiana. The video was very helpful; especially the part showing the "race track" trench. When I read 600 linear ft/ton, I thought there's no way they're going to make a loop that...
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    He didn't specifically mention wells (didn't...

    He didn't specifically mention wells (didn't realize they were needed with a closed-loop system); but his statement was: "By the time you're all done, you'd probably be looking at around$xxxxx." ......
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    Dual-fuel HVAC vs geothermal heat pump

    Long story short, HVAC guy says the furnace is toasted beyond what's financially worth trying to fix. Also, AC unit is undersized for the house (PO added 1000ft^2); so I had intended to replace it...
  29. I am taking the advice from this forum. Control...

    I am taking the advice from this forum. Control Tech is coming out this week for a load test and estimate. I'm planning to get the Evolution controller with the new system.

    The "new" question...
  30. Any of you pros have opinions on this? Looking...

    Any of you pros have opinions on this? Looking at the Bryant Preferred series as a possibility if its still worth me getting a HP with crappy duct work. Thanks!
  31. Would you not recommend a HP at all for my...

    Would you not recommend a HP at all for my situation, then; or just not spending the money on a really high SEER unit?

    If you still like a HP for my situation to help decrease propane usage,...
  32. Goes out the side of the furnace, turns 90...

    Goes out the side of the furnace, turns 90 degrees, then straight up and out through the roof. Sticks up beyond the roof ~ 10" or so. That's one thing that looks right:gah:
  33. Don't make any assumptions that anything was done...

    Don't make any assumptions that anything was done correctly with this house by the . TRUST ME! So on the assumption a proper conversion was not made, would this result in excessive soot build-up? ...
  34. I'll have to take measurements and get back with...

    I'll have to take measurements and get back with you; but I can say the ductwork in the original part of the house is very sub-optimal. That part of the house was built on pylons; so there's only...
  35. A PM option on the forum would be nice. I'm just...

    A PM option on the forum would be nice. I'm just old-school enough that I don't like the idea of putting a lot of personal and/or location information out for the whole world wide web to :eek: I'll...
  36. I switched the wire going to the humidistat to...

    I switched the wire going to the humidistat to the HUM pin instead of the DHUM pin; and grounded out the black wire that was prior unused. Humidistat is functioning, now... a little too well. ...
  37. You would recommend them in general, or...

    You would recommend them in general, or specifically for HPs? I do intend to have the house tested to see what size unit would be best before actually doing it.

    Not the first time I've been a...
  38. Upper 1/2, northwest of Lebanon.

    Upper 1/2, northwest of Lebanon.
  39. The same reason the floor joists in the addition...

    The same reason the floor joists in the addition are all randomly spaced (and none at 16" or 24"), the wall between the garage and the house wasn't insulated, and they had a single 1/2" water line to...
  40. So what magical powers does the Evolution...

    So what magical powers does the Evolution controller hold? Not being a smart-ellic... just ignorance on my part. I figured a t-stat just tells an HVAC system when to do or stop doing whatever needs...
  41. No heat pump... just a crappy AC unit. I don't...

    No heat pump... just a crappy AC unit. I don't know that I do have an emergency heat spot on the board, just saw it mentioned in other threads and wondered how to utilize it. Looks like I can't...
  42. The living room in the "new" part of the house...

    The living room in the "new" part of the house has a 16.5' ceiling with four 4'x7' windows along the northeast wall (2 high, 2 low) and a 4'x7' window along the north wall. "Old" living room area...
  43. The blower motor has a sticker that says "GE ECM...

    The blower motor has a sticker that says "GE ECM 2.5" 1HP. If that tells you anything???

    Electric is through Boone REMC. Bill says:

    .071259 /KWH for wholesale energy and .022630 for energy...
  44. Yes, I am on propane. And yes, the tank has...

    Yes, I am on propane. And yes, the tank has "legs" on a foundation that elevate the bottom of the tank ~ 1' above the ground.
  45. I'm in central Indiana. The model# is...

    I'm in central Indiana. The model# is 355MAV060100F
    Have to get back with you on the blower and electric rate. I would plan to use the propane furnace as supplemental and not heat strips in the...
  46. Will do. Thanks! Any input on the "emergency...

    Will do. Thanks! Any input on the "emergency heat" setting?
  47. Heat pump "worth it" if replacing an AC unit anyway?

    The house I bought is about 2400 ft^2; and only has a 2.5 ton AC unit. The previous owners added 1000 ft^2 to the place before it was repo'd... so my assumption is that they just reused the old AC...
  48. I called the closest Bryant authorized service...

    I called the closest Bryant authorized service place and have a guy coming out Friday afternoon. Waiting that long is due to my schedule at work, they were willing to make a service call today or...
  49. I'll agree a professional needs to check this...

    I'll agree a professional needs to check this thing out... for a multitude of reasons. I don't know who did the initial install; but even as a HVAC novice, I can tell its jacked. They have a jumper...
  50. False inducer motor speed readings from "filth"?

    Furnance has been sporatically messing up. Will work fine for a month, then screw a few times in one day, then be fine again for awhile. Light on the board flashes a code 42 for improper inducer...
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