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  1. I live in ohio and we did have a pretty cold...

    I live in ohio and we did have a pretty cold winter.... but in all reality... my electric bill was over 100 a month when I was heating with fuel oil.. so my heating averaged about 160 a month
  2. I saved a ton on my utilities this winter!!

    This past summer I replaced my existing heating and cooling system.
    My existing system was a Bard fuel oil furnace combined with a 2.5 ton bard air conditioner.

    Since my house doesn't have gas, I...
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    do you meen one that I can adjust myself to my...

    do you meen one that I can adjust myself to my liking?
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    so what temp would you set it too.. like 20...

    so what temp would you set it too.. like 20 degrees?
  5. LOL.. i didnt know what a trellis was.. I had to...

    LOL.. i didnt know what a trellis was.. I had to look it up..
    but after I seen what your talking about.... I think you may be right.. that would work... and it will make it look descent.....
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    out door thermostat?

    My installer said I Ishould install an outdoor thermostat on my heatpump so that it shuts off completely if the temp goes below a certain point..

    Does this make sence?
    He hasnt given me a price...
  7. so your basically saying.. build like a screen...

    so your basically saying.. build like a screen house for it?
  8. that would work too... but I think some kind of...

    that would work too... but I think some kind of awning would be better....
  9. You guys just need pictures of my trees :) My...

    You guys just need pictures of my trees :)
    My gutters fill up monthly with pine needles...
    I've become a roof ninja though..... I used to be afraid of heights but not any more...

    I had some of...
  10. I have a ranch house... and I am sure that i have...

    I have a ranch house... and I am sure that i have at leat 5-6 feet to my roof line from my heat pump...

    So I am thinking of building an extension off of my room to hover that area a little...
  11. actually building off of my existing roof came to...

    actually building off of my existing roof came to mind....
    thanks for the info.....
    now I know where to start
    what would be really ideal is a tiny awning
  12. can i build a roof over my heat pump? if so how high do i need to put it

    Besides cutting down all my trees, I need to protect my heat pump from all the crap that keeps falling in it and on it.....

    I have a lennox xp13 2.5 ton unit... bought it last summer.... so its...
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    just glass block your basement windows

    just glass block your basement windows
  14. i'm back... lol anyway... i am still working...

    i'm back... lol

    anyway... i am still working on my truck in the garage/basement part... i decided to rip down all the frost king self adhesive foil/foam duct insulation that i started with and...
  15. so your using this ampulman to do your square...

    so your using this ampulman to do your square main and then using something else that you cut in half for the round pipes?...
  16. do you just have to wrap that kind and tape it or...

    do you just have to wrap that kind and tape it or something?
    my ducts are square... not sure if that matters
  17. now i may want to re-think my duct insulating...

    now i may want to re-think my duct insulating solution and go with something else...
  18. my house was built in 1953 and my basement is...

    my house was built in 1953 and my basement is also a garage.. well half of it..
    its a small ranch house 1144 square feet.... so the ducts that go to the other side of the house go through the...
  19. my heating guys said my ducts look good... all...

    my heating guys said my ducts look good... all the joints look good.. he just recommended me insulating the ones in the garage. I just didnt think to ask him if I needed to do the cold air return...
  20. is there any reason to insulate a cold air return?

    basically, my heating and cooling guys recommended me to insulate my ductwork that goes through my garage....
    My house is on a hill and my garage is half my basement.....

    He recommended me to go...
  21. Thread: Garage heater?

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    Actually I think found what will work good for...

    Actually I think found what will work good for me.
    Its a Protemp 18,000 BTU Propane Cabinet Utility Heater

    here is the details
    Safe - built-in oxygen sensor turns heater off if unsafe oxygen...
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    i just found this propane one at tractor...

    i just found this propane one at tractor supply...
    its more portable... and may be more of what I am looking for...
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    i've heard that those Infrared Heater's put out...

    i've heard that those Infrared Heater's put out some descent heat.
    I've never experienced one in person or anything....

    But with this thing... it looks like all i would have to do is run a...
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    that grainger site has a ton to choose from.... ...

    that grainger site has a ton to choose from....

    I kinda like the idea of this one.... I could mount it right above my work bench

    http://www.grainger.com/Grainger/items/1UCP9
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    my guess is that when it shut off it was...

    my guess is that when it shut off it was defrosting itself
    Did it make some loud weird noise.... my heatpump makes some wierd noises when its defrosting itself
  26. Thread: Garage heater?

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    i don't have gas at my house.... i was looking...

    i don't have gas at my house.... i was looking for something more of like an electric one.

    I kinda wouldn't mind having it hang from the ceiling so its out of the way... but would like to be able...
  27. Thread: Garage heater?

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    Garage heater?

    I know this probably isn't the best forum for something like this....
    But I thought maybe some of you may have an idea of what I am looking for.

    I am looking for a heater for my garage/workshop....
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    I do have new windows in my house which is nice

    I do have new windows in my house which is nice
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    Well on a good note... I have a ton of insulation...

    Well on a good note... I have a ton of insulation sitting in the garage just waiting for me to shove in the attic :-)

    Also... very true with the baby... (she was just born a little over a week...
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    I have a new lennox system.. xp13 heat pump with...

    I have a new lennox system.. xp13 heat pump with a lennox electric air handler furnace for backup heat.... both are just a few months old..

    not sure the exact model of the furnace
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    lol... i live in ohio.... but I see your...

    lol... i live in ohio.... but I see your point....
    we just pretty much started using the heat....
    so its hard to say...... i am just trying to judge...
    because my August electric bill was $160...
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    Does it cost more to heat or cool?

    With an all electric system with a heatpump.. what costs more... heating or cooling the house?
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    how does outdoor temp readings help?

    how does outdoor temp readings help?
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    well, my system is new and they ran a new wire to...

    well, my system is new and they ran a new wire to my new thermostat....
    by looking at pictures on Home Depot's website... it appears that i have a Honeywell RTH3100
    Like i said it is a very simple...
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    I dont get what you meen by the programming.....

    I dont get what you meen by the programming.. 5-2, 5-1-1 .... i think i understand what 7 day meens :-)
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    any recommendations on a nice easy to use digital...

    any recommendations on a nice easy to use digital thermostat that is programmable? I don't care about a bunch of bells and whistles...
    I just want it to do what its supposed to do
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    LOL

    LOL
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    I want a programmable thermostat

    I recently got a new system installed in my house.....
    And never even thought about the thermostat when pricing all this crap out.... (actually had 6 quotes done and not a single one of them...
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    My last system which I replaced a little over a...

    My last system which I replaced a little over a month ago had a mind of its own.

    It was a Bard 2.5 ton AC unit with a Bard Diesel fuel furnace.
    My thermostat was like some ancient golden dial...
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    i ended up just giving the tank away.. i ended up...

    i ended up just giving the tank away.. i ended up not making a grill out of it
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    the messed up thing is i've been on homedepot and...

    the messed up thing is i've been on homedepot and lowes websites and about everywhere else on the internet and I cannot find any 18x20 1inch filters... lol

    Maybe I am stuck to walmart and my 3M...
  42. Well, I think i found a guy to come just take the...

    Well, I think i found a guy to come just take the oil tank and all the oil..
    just giving it to him for free as long as he takes the oil tank.

    He is supposed to call me tonight. If I don't hear...
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    whats the merv rating on the filtrete 700 filter?...

    whats the merv rating on the filtrete 700 filter?

    basically just got my new lennox system installed and it didn't even come with one. They guys said they can bring me back a filter... I told them...
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    i just got my system installed and i just got the...

    i just got my system installed and i just got the 1 inch filter.
    Pretty much I spent everything I had and couldnt afford anymore

    I do like to eat :-)

    so on the 1 inch what would you recommend?
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    It's about F#cking Time!

    They found Bigfoot :D
    http://www.ktvu.com/news/17174989/detail.html
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    I am not quite understanding what the numbers...

    I am not quite understanding what the numbers mean on your chart.
    I see you have a bunch of 1 inch filters on there......
    I get my new lennox system installed tomorrow.... I am at work so I don't...
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    That consumer reports article was a fantastic...

    That consumer reports article was a fantastic read.
    I learned a ton.

    So since I dont have anything special...
    it looks like i should just buy those 3M Filtrete 1700 Filters
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    ok.... that being said...um.. any filter...

    ok.... that being said...um..

    any filter recommendations?
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    True Blue ultra air

    Just wondering if anyone uses those true blue ultra air filters that you get at home depot?

    are they worth the extra money?
  50. Well, I ended up finding a home for my old...

    Well, I ended up finding a home for my old equipment instead of putting it in the junk yard.

    My cousin is taking my AC unit for his house and I found someone who has an oil furnace that just died...
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