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    Is cooling REALLY needed?

    In our area, (PDX) I'm of the opinion if you are buying for economics and don't feel you need to spend extra $$ for cooling I don't recommend HP's.

    There are added tune up costs associated with...
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    I don't agree... one year old and you're...

    I don't agree... one year old and you're insulated per code (r-38, r-19, 2 pane windows etc...)

    We have simular rates out here and although cooling is not needed but for a couple weeks in...
  3. Without an Infinity indoor unit, this is a moot...

    Without an Infinity indoor unit, this is a moot point. The Infinity control only functions fully with a matched infinity indoor furnace or A/H.

    The APA is quieter and is a better built unit than...
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    Electric boiler? If your out in the boonies and...

    Electric boiler? If your out in the boonies and your only other option is propane, I'd consider geo-thermal HP for my heating plant. The major benefit of a HP system is the efficiency you achieve...
  5. Angie's list is becoming one of the best consumer...

    Angie's list is becoming one of the best consumer feedback website's out there. We have had many referrals from happy customers like you who's reviews lead to many more sales. It's great of you to...
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    If your in pdx oregon, then i think i know the...

    If your in pdx oregon, then i think i know the dealer you are referring to. Is quality of installation your top priority or is it price?
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    Not a problem... The cased N coil is shorter than...

    Not a problem... The cased N coil is shorter than the A coil. We use them most often when the furnace is in a closet or garage with limited room on the supply plenum. The Carrier mod #'s don't...
  8. Thread: Tax Credits

    by nwgasman
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    The UVB upflow furnace qualifies for the Fed tax...

    The UVB upflow furnace qualifies for the Fed tax credits of $50 for the ECM motor and an additional $150 credit for meeting the 95% AFUE benchmark...
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    Is there a return upstairs? Many of the older...

    Is there a return upstairs? Many of the older homes we see are limited by the lack of return air located on the upper floor(s)...
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    Many units have a much higher input than a...

    Many units have a much higher input than a standard tank-style heater. Have a plumber check the input against the existing house line size. You may have to convert to 2psig gas delivery or increse...
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    Both of those 90+ furnaces have the DC variable...

    Both of those 90+ furnaces have the DC variable speed (ECM) blower motor. There should be little (if any) difference in comsumption...
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    True

    What beenthere said
    Heat seeks out cold and visa versa. Is the upstairs floor over game room insulated?
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    I found 49 qualifying models on GAMA's site with...

    I found 49 qualifying models on GAMA's site with 95+ AFUE. Looks like Bryant/Carrier also have a good lineup with their Plus 90 and Infinity models

    http://mctg.phpwebhosting.com/gama/furn.php...
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    Ro Bo Teq...

    Do you have a link for the qualifying furnaces? I could not find any mention of make/models in the report... Perhaps GAMA has a page?

    Thanks
    Greg
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    NG here is $1.12 per therm (residential) Oil is...

    NG here is $1.12 per therm (residential)
    Oil is $2.84/gall
    LP is around $2.40/gall
    Elect at $.086/kWh (equals $2.51/therm equivilant)
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    OK....

    I'll call my guy at AG Edwards and dump all my short orders. Thanks for the heads up.
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    Sounds like some sort of sales literature for...

    Sounds like some sort of sales literature for humidifiers...
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    Does the home have air conditioning in it...

    Does the home have air conditioning in it already?

    If you're needing/wanting cooling added to the system, then by all means look to a HP for the duel use.

    But, replacing a perfectly good...
  19. Thread: Gas or Oil

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    This data doesn't support Casturbo...

    Pollutant Natural Gas Oil Coal
    Carbon Dioxide 117,000 164,000 208,000
    Carbon Monoxide 40 33 208
    Nitrogen Oxides 92 448 457
    Sulfur Dioxide 1 1,122 2,591
    Particulates 7 84 2,744
    Mercury...
  20. Thread: Gas or Oil

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    WTF??

    Hey Casturbo. Nat Gas produces CO (carbon monoxide) as a natural byproduct of combustion? While Oil naturally produces CO2 (carbon dioxide), the same as you exhale??? (Do you exhale Sulpher...
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    Thanks Bwal2 How often should this occur? I'm...

    Thanks Bwal2

    How often should this occur? I'm wondering what kind of "down time" one could expect on a sub-32 degree day...

    According to some of the manufacturers, the defrost cycle lasts from...
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    I have some NG equipment experience, but don't...

    I have some NG equipment experience, but don't have a clue when it comes to heat pumps. How does a defrost cycle work? I've been told that the warm air from inside the house is used (via the...
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    There should be very little difference between...

    There should be very little difference between the two fuels in terms of how they heat the home...

    I would definately compare the fuel costs, including any tank rental fees you'll pay.
    ...
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    Never mind... I found it: Heating load hours =...

    Never mind... I found it:

    Heating load hours = degree days * 24 / (65 - outside design temp)
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    Here in Portland, OR our heating degree days...

    Here in Portland, OR our heating degree days (HDD) are just above 4500 and our cooling degree days (CDD) are 370. (found at http://www.wrh.noaa.gov)

    There are 8,760 hrs in a year... is there a...
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