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    New Construction Snowshoe, WV

    New Construction in Snowshoe, WV.

    Have run HVAC Calcs with software purchased from this site! Results

    Building Component Sensible Latent Total Total
    Gain Gain Heat Gain Heat Loss
    (BTUH) (BTUH) (BTUH) (BTUH)
    Whole House 38,601 9,946 48,547 202,499
    ( 4 tons )
    First Floor 15,299 5,947 21,246 113,455
    Second Floor 23,301 4,001 27,302 89,046

    Whole House 38,601 9,946 48,547 202,499
    ( 4 tons )

    The home is 4000 sq. feet. Most of the first floor is shaded by covered porch. I have two fireplaces on the first floor. The fireplaces added about
    25K heat loss when added.

    I want two systems. One on first floor and another for second story.

    Suggestions on sizing?

    Thanks Mark
    Last edited by pioneerbear; 03-01-2007 at 06:57 PM.

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    bsmt | crawl | slab?
    fireplace loss added to ea room containing the fireplace?

    now you know where the big losses are, -- maybe --
    except for infiltration --
    read my "signature"

    putting the ducts within the treated space?

    now you need to follow Manual S for equip selection
    Then Manual D for ductwork

    got access to good HVAC contractor?

    read lots herein

    summer = Jul & Aug?
    harvest rainwater,make SHADE,R75/50/30= roof/wall/floor, use HVAC mastic,caulk all wall seams!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pioneerbear View Post
    New Construction in Snowshoe, WV.

    The home is 4000 sq. feet. Most of the first floor is shaded by covered porch. I have two fireplaces on the first floor. The fireplaces added about
    25K heat loss when added.


    Thanks Mark
    Nice to hear from another bear. I am a dehu teddy bear. A comment on your home. After you are all done with the new a/c, monitor the %RH on the shaded lower level. If the %RH is +55%RH for extended time any place in your home, investigate the whole house dehumidifier. The maintain <50%RH during the low/no a/c load times. I work for Therma-Stor, but any brand is better than none. Welcome aboard and keep us posted. Dehu TB

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    Wood Stove verses Fireplaces

    pioneerbear;

    Thank you for your input on this forum, I personally wanted to say that I'm sorry you had to suffer the abuse that comes with trying to understand a closed industry. I didn't dare try to answer you on the pr!cing questions, I think you understand why.

    I lived as a child in Greenbank WV, next door to Snowshoe during the 1970's. It was beautiful back then, before the city crowds discovered it. That said, we heated with wood stoves (the local residents thought fireplaces were only for the foolish or rich). Pr!ce of fuel was for heating indeed very low <grin>.

    To answer your question, yes there are ways to better understand. You might consider trying a web portal called Value-Pr!ce.com (please change the "!" to an "i") created to answer the questions you politely asked. You'll have to use a Zip Code of 20190 since they have a very limited area of coverage. BTW: Their WebMaster is a NATE certified tech who will diligently answer all your questions and has helped me greatly many times in the past.

    Best not to use the word pr!ce or co$t on this forum since it is over populated with trolls that only want to have a catharsis on-line against what they preceive is a threat to their existance. Sad, so very sad.

    God Bless you and your family... Faith

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    PBear,

    I assume you have good new home construction/insulation properties.

    200 KBTUs for heating? Suggest you review your calculations.

    IMO

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    for all glass at a ski resort??
    harvest rainwater,make SHADE,R75/50/30= roof/wall/floor, use HVAC mastic,caulk all wall seams!

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