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  1. Initial part of First AUDIT ... ...

    Initial part of First AUDIT ...
    _____________________ Energy cost is 400% (270%) of what it should be for MODERN (40 year old) House.

    You don't get $575 electric bills
    unless you're Heating...
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    Define your Thermal Balance Point and Economic...

    Define your Thermal Balance Point and Economic Balance Point

    http://www.energyvanguard.com/blog-building-science-HERS-BPI/bid/36683/Finding-Balance-Heat-Pump-Heating-Load-vs-Capacity
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    Prudent Lock-out Temperature Selection

    NO, however ...

    The use of Aux Heat should be minimal with a properly sized heat pump system in some environments
    depending on the Thermal Building Envelope.
    {...
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    Is that a filter size? ONLY 1?

    Is that a filter size?

    ONLY 1?
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    Yes, the sheets provide energy costs per floor...

    Yes, the sheets provide energy costs per floor for various fuels with the fuel unit cost noted.
    i.e
    Main Floor
    ___$560 for Natural Gas at $1.00/ therm
    ___$594 for Heat Pump at $0.115 / kW-hr
    ...
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    It hard to believe How low the load is

    It hard to believe How low the load is
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    send me a message (*see profile*) + I'll show...

    send me a message (*see profile*)
    + I'll show u.
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    Anyone who requests one to RUSH, should be...

    Anyone who requests one to RUSH, should be ditched in a R U S H.

    " I have to accept" is Not even in My dictionary.
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    where r u? why r u using propane? how mu$h...

    where r u?

    why r u using propane?

    how mu$h do you pay for propane?

    application: 2,000 sq foot residence?
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    YEAH FP&L for a _Great Customer_...

    YEAH FP&L for a _Great Customer_ selection.!..!!...!!!

    ..... _ _ _ :cheers: _ _ _ .....
    ---------------------------------
    ^^^^^^ :eek2: $$$$$$

    E N JOY
  11. IF IT'S FREE /// HOW MUCH IS _ IT WORTH?.??

    IF IT'S FREE /// HOW MUCH IS _ IT WORTH?.??
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    http://www.marvin.com/support/energy-data Low...

    http://www.marvin.com/support/energy-data

    Low E2 - Argon filled
    NFRC VALUES
    U Factor ______________0.30 - 0.31
    Solar Heat Gain (SHGC) ____0.29
    Visual Transmittance (VT)__0.49
    ...
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    One of the GREAT WINDOWS .. FAVORITE! System...

    One of the GREAT WINDOWS .. FAVORITE!
    System SIZES and operating costs calc later.
    Initial guess would be 4 tons downstairs but 3.5 ton is a probability with use of spray foam.

    Vaulted...
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    How many windows in each direction on each floor?...

    How many windows in each direction on each floor?

    Sq feet __4,305
    1st floor ___
    2nd floor __

    I would recommend use of 2 heat pumps about 17 SEER
    Furnace can be 80% because it wouldn't be...
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    Most of the time the _ upto SEER ## _ is Only...

    Most of the time the _ upto SEER ## _ is Only achieved on 2 and 3 ton systems.

    Do you know any lawyers who aren't real busy?
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    NO ONE.!..!!...!!!....!!!!.....!!!!! ............

    NO ONE.!..!!...!!!....!!!!.....!!!!! ......... She "FIXED IT Herself".
    ............................................. __ :whistle: ____ :eek2: __
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    Cool/Cold but not absolutely freezing IMO ...

    Cool/Cold
    but not absolutely freezing
    IMO

    Description: _ _ _ _ _ _ Fahrenheit-based heating degree days for a base temperature of 65F
    Source: _ _ _ _ _ _ www.degreedays.net (using...
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    Post Falls IDAHO Kootenai County between Coeur...

    Post Falls IDAHO
    Kootenai County between Coeur d'Alene and Spokane, Washington.

    https://energycode.pnl.gov/EnergyCodeReqs/?state=Idaho

    Ceiling R-value____________ 38
    Wood Frame Wall R-value...
  19. Blower Door Test ... explained ...

    Blower Door Test
    ... explained

    http://www.southface.org/default-interior/documents/blower_door__duct_blaster_testing_factsheet.pdf

    ...
  20. 2,100 Sq FT AUGUSTA GA BUILT 1974 ASHRAE ...

    2,100 Sq FT
    AUGUSTA GA
    BUILT 1974

    ASHRAE
    _1% Design 97'F
    99%.......... 26'F

    Your cooling cost should be < $140 (1400 kw-hrs) per month.
    Start with house Door Blaster test and SEAL...
  21. http://www.slantfin.com/images/stories/Product-Lit...

    http://www.slantfin.com/images/stories/Product-Literature/catalogsheet_fineline30_30_10.pdf

    http://www.slantfin.com/images/stories/Technical-Literature/ratings_fineline30_r.pdf
    ...
  22. 2,000 Square Foot, 18 year old house would...

    2,000 Square Foot, 18 year old house would require about 43,000 BTU/Hr at 5'F
    .... with 130'F water AT THE BASEBOARD, one would need > 90 feet of baseboard for the whole house.

    Otherwise, with...
  23. 4" square fin would have about 700 BTU/HR heating...

    4" square fin would have about 700 BTU/HR heating capacity with 160'F -170'F water at the baseboard.
    .........................................350 -500 ......................................... 130'F...
  24. ..........ASHRAE ................DESIGN...

    ..........ASHRAE ................DESIGN CONDITIONS ............................... HDD / CDD 65 Heat./Cool.
    ______ Station ________LAT _ LONG ____ Elev__ 99.6% 99.0% _ 0.4% ___ ...
  25. ............... IN REALITY, I would say this...

    ...............
    IN REALITY,

    I would say this week's Cold Spell
    GOTTCHA.
    ______________________________________

    ONE WOULD NEED A LOT MORE DETAILS to address any of the long term concerns,...
  26. So you're saying it's Only Drafty at Night..!???...

    So you're saying it's Only Drafty at Night..!???

    or the insulation acts different during the day?
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    ... ACCA Manual J Approximation ... TX

    https://www.energycodes.gov/sites/default/files/documents/Residential_Texas_0.pdf
    Page 1 / Frame 17

    What IECC Climate Zone are you in? ... Or provide your city.

    ZONE 2
    R-30 Ceiling
    R-13...
  28. You made a FANTASTIC selection to match to the...

    You made a FANTASTIC selection to match to the 3-ton A/C unit.

    With 3 Counts Per Hour (CPH) set on the thermostat,
    any furnace short cycling in the outdoor air temperature (ODT) range of 25'F to...
  29. 1. Yes. ______ Residence could be heated to...

    1. Yes.
    ______ Residence could be heated to ~77'F higher than outside.

    2. No.

    ASHRAE 99.0%, 2009 Edition
    Design temperature = 2'F for Chicago

    From post # 18:
    60,000 BTU/HR furnace with...
  30. This data IS EXTREMELY Helpful in my studies....

    This data IS EXTREMELY Helpful in my studies.
    The calculated value of Heat Loss meets the actual with accuracy I would not guess possible.
    80,000 BTU/HR Gross
    80% Efficiency
    64,000 BTU/HR...
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    You can probably save the most electric $$ by ...

    You can probably save the most electric $$ by
    NOT Selecting the TIME-OF-USE Rates.

    Exception: one effectively uses Very Large heat storage equipment.

    Set upstairs __to 67'F + leave it.
    Set...
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    How does the Heat Pump perform when it is 1....

    How does the Heat Pump perform when it is
    1. 26'F outside?
    2. 15'F outside?

    What is the Supply Air Temperature / Room Temp?
    1. ____ / ___
    2. _____/ ___
  33. Selecting a balanced performance

    The real question ought to be ... Where should I set the switch-over temperature?

    Location is not given.
    Size of house is Not given.

    That seems to be:
    1. a VERY LOW Heat loss at 10'F.
    2....
  34. 1,800 Sq. Feet ___ 56 Years Old Central...

    1,800 Sq. Feet ___ 56 Years Old
    Central Missouri 4,900 Heating Degree Days

    Infiltration 0.67 Air Change / Hour
    Window U 0.77
    Ceiling R-30
    Wall R-9

    Annual Heating Costs ... initial...
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    MERV 6 or Less...

    MERV 6 or Less
    http://www.airfiltersdelivered.com/
  36. Do you wish to heat < 500 sq feet? If Yes,...

    Do you wish to heat < 500 sq feet?
    If Yes, Google "Duraflame Infrared"

    or < 1,000 sq. feet
    use 2 or 3
  37. Do you have ANY ductwork?

    Do you have ANY ductwork?
  38. WHY total electric? Why ASAP? Why not heat...

    WHY total electric?
    Why ASAP?

    Why not heat pump?
    Why not ASAR?

    Location?
    Sq Foot of house?
    Age of house?
  39. Capacitors ( i.e. for starting ) fail rather...

    Capacitors ( i.e. for starting ) fail rather frequently ... ~ every 4 years or so.
    NOT a significant co$t in the grand scheme of things.

    _ Most likely NOT a DIY activity
    Removed DIY link
    ...
  40. YES

    YES
  41. ........ What?

    You mean YOU think & imply that
    Yankees are too dumb to not build a unit 42" off the ground.

    It's very easy to determine the Balance Point and Supply Air temperatures so
    that people have...
  42. What is the size of the house? i.e. 40 x 28...

    What is the size of the house?
    i.e. 40 x 28 feet single or 2-story

    Ceiling heights 8 feet
    ... I presume house is not 70 years old.

    How much oil is used per year for heating?

    Duct...
  43. Example: Pages 18 to 22 DEADBAND Adjustable...

    Example: Pages 18 to 22 DEADBAND Adjustable 2'F to 8'F

    http://www.ntsupply.com/files/products/RS_9700_iall_Own.pdf
  44. For starters ... it sounds like a significant...

    For starters ... it sounds like a significant increase in the _deadband__ is needed.
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    LEAVING THE BASEMENT DOOR OPEN would be the...

    LEAVING THE BASEMENT DOOR OPEN
    would be the best alternative

    UNTIL
    you have a Duct Pressure Test
    and Door Blaster Test
    and have the opportunities to SEAL
    the house and the ducts.

    AND
  46. CO ALARMS REQUIRED

    YOU CAN "REPLACE THE OWNER"
    a.k.a. MOVE

    or make sure you have > THREE CARBON MONOXIDE ALARMS.

    It does not matter if the unit is 1 day old or 40 years old,
    CO Alarms are ALWAYS NECESSARY.
    ...
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    Total of 160,000 BTU/Hr might be able to heat...

    Total of 160,000 BTU/Hr might be able to heat about 8,000 sq feet
    \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\ Is house 19 years old?

    I am quite curious where you live.
    Utility cost seem VERY, VERY Low.!
  48. My method is similar to "Rheem DesignStar"...

    My method is similar to "Rheem DesignStar" software [ alluded to elsewhere]
    where the model/calculation is TUNED (Calibrated) to the Actual energy use.

    I don't know each of Your MONTHLY Natural...
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    The Best Software that I am aware of Is MINE. ...

    The Best Software that I am aware of Is MINE.

    L.O.L.
  50. Add small duct distribution

    Add small duct distribution
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