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    Yes, planning on use 2x6 walls with closed cell...

    Yes, planning on use 2x6 walls with closed cell spray foam insulation. I still have to look at the ventilation and dehumidification.
    Thanks.
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    Dan, Looking online at electric rates, I see...

    Dan,

    Looking online at electric rates, I see 0.10 - 0.12/kwH

    Wall heights are 10'

    Perimeter of heated space is 268'
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    Dan, The plans are from an online home...

    Dan,

    The plans are from an online home designer. The plans are here: https://www.architecturaldesigns.com/house-plans/beautiful-northwest-ranch-home-plan-69582am
    We will be doing 2x6 walls,...
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    Any idea on operating cost efficiency on a...

    Any idea on operating cost efficiency on a tankless that would have to run on propane, especially compared to the other options?
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    HVAC for new home questions

    Hello,

    We are in the planning stage for building a one story, 2800 square foot home in northern NJ. The zip code is 07871. Our only energy choices are electric, oil or propane. I am looking at...
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    It seemed the vendor was not suggesting a...

    It seemed the vendor was not suggesting a replacement or reuse based on age or condition. The implication was that the lineset size (3/4" vs 7/8") depended on the length of the line plus how much was...
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    DO I need to change lineset

    I have a Goodman CAPF3743C6DB coil as part of our 3 ton, 18 seer, 2 stage A/C system. The specs say it can be used for A/C or heat pump applications. Can I simply replace the condenser with an...
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    Duct modifications advice

    This is a general question to avoid any rule breakage. We are finishing our basement. In order to minimize soffits, we would like to re-route some ducts to traverse the edges of the room. We would...
  9. J, Unfortunately, we only have electric and...

    J,

    Unfortunately, we only have electric and propane as options. Solar is not an option as neighbors trees cast too much shade on house (and not fond of roof mount anyway) and too many trees to...
  10. Dan, Electricity: $0.122 /kWh LPG: 3.80/gal...

    Dan,

    Electricity: $0.122 /kWh
    LPG: 3.80/gal
    Residence: 7 years
    Size: 1800 sqft, one floor w/basement
    Zip code: 08036

    Sizing is certainly up for consideration. We keep it 63-68 winter,...
  11. Convert Propane forced air/central AC to heat pump with propane backup

    Hello,

    We have a Goodman 97% gas furnace, converted for propane, 95000 btu if I recall correctly and 3 ton, 2 stage AC unit. Our Ecobee 4 thermostat can handle gas a secondary heart source.
    ...
  12. OP here. I realize I should have given more...

    OP here. I realize I should have given more info.
    1) Home would be approx 1800-2000 square feet.
    2) Modern style ... lots of glass.
    3) One story, sloped flat roof
    4) Zip code is 07834.
    5)...
  13. WOW!! such great information. Zip code for where...

    WOW!! such great information. Zip code for where we are looking is 07834. Current propane price is 3.82/gallon. Understood about needing insulation/window schedules/etc to hone in on cost. At...
  14. So ... radiant in the floor at a low temp to take...

    So ... radiant in the floor at a low temp to take edge off and heat pump?

    I never heard of hot water coils as aux heat.
  15. Recommendations for HVAC with most economic operating costs

    He are planning on building a modern one story home in northern NJ. Our only energy sources would be electric and propane. floor design is still up in the air pending heating selection. We might...
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