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Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 04-06-16, 02:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,779
Posted By Servicetech
Some newer houses is "medium pressure" 2psi gas...

Some newer houses is "medium pressure" 2psi gas systems. You may be able to use the existing gas line and just add a $20 regulator.
Forum: Conservation 03-15-16, 08:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,762
Posted By Servicetech
To hit 85% you have to get the air/fuel ratio...

To hit 85% you have to get the air/fuel ratio exactly right. At 83% you start having condensation problems. You’re talking about modifications to get THREE PERCENT. In TEXAS you will NEVER see the...
Forum: Conservation 03-13-16, 12:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,762
Posted By Servicetech
85% That's the MAXIMUM efficiency you can get out...

85% That's the MAXIMUM efficiency you can get out of a non-condensing gas appliance. The other 15% of the combustion process is latent heat, and you must condense the combustion gasses to capture it....
Forum: Conservation 04-11-15, 01:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,932
Posted By Servicetech
Standby loss is about 5W when furnace board is...

Standby loss is about 5W when furnace board is included.
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 01-18-15, 09:16 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,340
Posted By Servicetech
I had to run a new flue when I upgrade my furance...

I had to run a new flue when I upgrade my furance to a 90% model. The combined 4" flue never did draft properly with just the WH pilot light. Replaced with 3" flue and it drafts properly now.
Forum: Solar Power 12-30-14, 08:00 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,074
Posted By Servicetech
Depends if they demand $15/hr !!

Depends if they demand $15/hr !!
Forum: Solar Power 12-25-14, 05:36 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,074
Posted By Servicetech
The problem is the government extorts the money...

The problem is the government extorts the money out of taxpayers pockets to cover the cost. Solar is great, but taxpayers shouldn't get the bill.
Forum: Lighting 12-14-14, 08:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,652
Posted By Servicetech
TCP 900 Lumen LED bulbs 6 for $30.60 Shipped

Now we're talking, LEDs are more affordable than ever. With LED's at almost a $5 price point, there's no reason to buy CFL anymore in lumen ratings under 1,000. 2700k or 5000k, your choice.

$36...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 11-25-14, 11:41 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 20,673
Posted By Servicetech
You will most likely find actual power use to be...

You will most likely find actual power use to be much less than rated. rated is the MAXIMUM it can draw. I seriosuly doubt the ECM fan uses 89W unless it has a LOT of vent to push through when the WH...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 11-16-14, 08:52 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 11,670
Posted By Servicetech
York Triathlon

Triathlon (heat pump) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Triathlon_%28heat_pump%29)

York made one like this in the late 90's, never caught on.
Forum: Conservation 09-26-14, 11:21 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,237
Posted By Servicetech
Why don't more people do the downsizing thing?...

Why don't more people do the downsizing thing? Saves a LOT in energy costs.
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 06-02-14, 09:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,634
Posted By Servicetech
It takes more energy to make the ICE than th...

It takes more energy to make the ICE than th cooling provided by the "AC".
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 03-02-14, 03:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,775
Posted By Servicetech
I noticed the use of "heavy duty" batteries in...

I noticed the use of "heavy duty" batteries in the photo. They are VERY low capacity compared to alkaline batteries (about 1/4 the MAH !!) How long will 4 fresh alkaline batteries last?
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 02-23-14, 11:44 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 15,173
Posted By Servicetech
The US pays about HALF at the pumps/utility bills...

The US pays about HALF at the pumps/utility bills what the rest of the world does for energy. The other 1/2 is in taxes instead of utility bills. If the US paid thier true energy costs on thier...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 02-16-14, 03:19 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 25,747
Posted By Servicetech
Many homeowners tend to flip the switch over to...

Many homeowners tend to flip the switch over to emergency heat when they feel temps below 90f coming from the registers or notice the unit running almost constantly. Variable speed blowers solve a...
Forum: Conservation 01-19-14, 03:17 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,263
Posted By Servicetech
IMHO manufacturers should start shifting to LUMEN...

IMHO manufacturers should start shifting to LUMEN output instead of "equivalent watts". I've seen "40W equivalent" bulbs be anywhere from 200-500 Lumen. 450 Lumen @ 6W is pretty good, especially for...
Forum: Conservation 01-01-14, 09:54 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,263
Posted By Servicetech
Correct HVAC sizing and installation is a FAR...

Correct HVAC sizing and installation is a FAR bigger factor in power use than the SEER rating of "the box".
Forum: Conservation 12-26-13, 03:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,017
Posted By Servicetech
Called the gas company and the CSR wasn't...

Called the gas company and the CSR wasn't certain. The best she could come up with is ONG delivers the gas at a slightly higher pressure than the meter is calibrated for, therefore the meter is...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 12-06-13, 10:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,420
Posted By Servicetech
You will never see the difference in your gas...

You will never see the difference in your gas bill. Condensing furnaces don't pull much air from the conditioned space like the old natural draft furnaces did. A cheap fart fan exhausts twice as much...
Forum: Product Reviews 11-28-13, 04:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,712
Posted By Servicetech
If you want the best freeze protection consider a...

If you want the best freeze protection consider a "freeze stat" which is basically a single tempature non-adjustable tempature switch. If will make the R-W connection below a certian tempature, no...
Forum: Conservation 11-09-13, 10:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,883
Posted By Servicetech
Freus (http://freus.com/) has already done most...

Freus (http://freus.com/) has already done most of the work on a larger basis. System does get great efficiency but isn't without it's issues. Homewoners don't want to maintain them or pay to have...
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