Quote Originally Posted by soylentgreen View Post
Ok, fair enough and thanks for clarifying that. How about we agree to disagree on the question of Solar panels?

What I really came here for was advice on HVAC, specifically whether a heat pump makes sense in a mild climate like San Diego, and if there are any things to look out for, whether my calculations of converting Therms to BTUs to KWh etc. are in the ballpark, stuff like that.
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Low/ Minor Energy requirements are indeed shown by the HDD [2,325] and CDD [ 824]

Description: Fahrenheit-based heating degree days for a base temperature of 65F
Source: www.degreedays.net
Station: San Diego, Brown Field Municipal Airport, CA, US (116.98W,32.57N)
Station ID: KSDM

Month starting ____ HDD ___ CDD
10/1/2011 ____ 126 ___ 77
11/1/2011 ____ 251 ___ 30 1
12/1/2011 ____ 422 ___ 7 2
1/1/2012 ____ 324 ___ 38 3
2/1/2012 ____ 325 ___ 16 4
3/1/2012 ____ 328 ___ 21 5
4/1/2012 ____ 233 ___ 25 6
5/1/2012 ____ 153 ___ 30
6/1/2012 ____ 100 ___ 50
7/1/2012 ____ 50 ___ 93
8/1/2012 ____ 6 ___ 214
9/1/2012 ____ 7 ___ 233
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xxxxxxxxxxxxx ____ 2325 ___ 834