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09-18-08, 08:32 PM
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Posted By cdetar

$12k was ballpark for 2 Trane conventional Heat...

$12k was ballpark for 2 Trane conventional Heat Pumps with air handlers, etc., installed, with thermostats and some minor duct modification. Got similar quotes for XR14 (11.5k) and XLi15 (12.3k)...
09-18-08, 08:03 PM
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Posted By cdetar

Thanks for the input. In response to your...

Thanks for the input. In response to your questions...

Electric rate is about 1.05 but expected to increase 30-40% over the next 3 years (deregulation in PA). No special rate structures, but...
09-17-08, 07:32 PM
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Posted By cdetar

Follow up...

I'd appreciate some more insight into both opinions. Can 2 heat pumps really work here? What is the downside regarding comfort?

All of the operating cost estimates I've received indicate that...
09-16-08, 07:31 PM
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Posted By cdetar

Heat Pumps in Central PA?

I'm looking for opinions on using heat pumps in central Pennsylvania. Are HPs a viable option in this winter climate? I've never had a heat pump, and always thought that they were best for milder...
09-10-08, 09:02 PM
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Posted By cdetar

So would you bother adding a second floor heat...

So would you bother adding a second floor heat pump at all, or just use the electric baseboard? It seems a bit excessive to spend $5k+ on a new heat pump or furnace/ac if the system won't be abe to...
09-07-08, 07:54 PM
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Posted By cdetar

Furnace Advice Follow Up

Thanks for the info.

In response to your questions...

1. They did do a Load Calc?

2. If you want comfort, I'd look into two stage furnaces.
I will -thought it may not help much with...
09-06-08, 07:18 PM
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Posted By cdetar

Advice on new Furnaces

I recently purchased a 2550 sf home in Pennsylvania that is currently heated entirely by electric baseboard & cooled by 2 seperate AC systems, with ducting/vents out of the floor on the 1st floor,...
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