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  1. #1
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    Newspaper article that sums it all up

    Saw this article today that could be a summary of the advice I have read on this board. http://www.dailyherald.com/story/?id=239505

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    Nice article
    I dont warranty Tinkeritus

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    Apparently the article may not be entirely accurate.

    Read this section I posted below in blue.

    "For furnaces, you have a choice of single stage, dual stage and dual stage variable speed units. In a single stage unit, all the burners ignite every time the furnace turns on regardless of outside temperatures. In a dual stage unit, only 60 percent of the burners turn on initially. If the thermostat is not satisfied within a short period, the rest of the burners turn on. Dual units save homeowners gas and energy costs. "


    Dual units save money....meaning they are more efficient?

    What do you think?

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    I wonder how many homeowners, with 2 stage furnaces, will read that then bug their contractor about their furnace not working correctly because all the burners are lit every time it fires up?
    If more government is the answer, then it's a really stupid question.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mark beiser View Post
    I wonder how many homeowners, with 2 stage furnaces, will read that then bug their contractor about their furnace not working correctly because all the burners are lit every time it fires up?
    Me too.
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    Are these people saying that a single stage furnace that necessarily satisfies a t-stat in an even shorter amount of time still uses more energy? They must be.

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