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02-06-2011 05:07 PM
The Rigger
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And its not cute, Rigger. It freaking ticks me off. They have no excuse for acting like chicken little when I have lived here longer than many that act like that.
No, really. It's kinda cute, how people get all freaked out like that.

It's February, people. It snows in February. It has snowed in February for a very, very long time. Better get used to the idea.
02-05-2011 08:44 PM
Kermit When I lived on Guam we had what was called "load shedding" and it was basically the same thing as rolling blackouts. Each section of the island would lose power for a few hours. We got used to it over time. Bad thing was losing the A/C as the concrete houses became hot boxes once the A/C was off.

Our power company has a prerecorded phone call that they send out asking people to shut down as much electrical items as they can during specific hours when they expect over-the-top usage. We normally ignore it as we conserve to start with. Most people are amazed when comparing our electric bill to theirs. It really does pay to conserve energy.



02-05-2011 06:32 PM
GetSmrt28277
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Yes I own a heating company
and welcome to the SCoA family! Family talent is appreciated around here and there is a lot of non-smart-related family talent around here.
02-05-2011 06:06 PM
jediknight36
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Yes I own a heating company
Kewl beans!
02-05-2011 06:05 PM
heating man
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I take it you work in HVAC, heating man?
Yes I own a heating company
02-05-2011 06:00 PM
jediknight36
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In cold climates heat pumps will not provide all the heat needed in the winter. This is because heat pumps are sized for the cooling load of the house. The heating load in a cold climate is higher than the cooling load so auxilary heat is needed. It can be gas, oil or electric back up. In Indiana where I live we have to add auxilary heat when it gets into the 30 degree range. If you were to put in a heat pump large enough to heat the house through the whole winter it would be too large in the summer and would not control humidity properly.
I take it you work in HVAC, heating man?
02-05-2011 05:56 PM
heating man
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If properly sized for your home, a heat pump will easily keep up with heating demands, without needing resistance heat elements - unless you are one who fiddles with the thermostat, well down into the teens. Problem is, many are marginal size, either because of saving money at time of installation or not thinking you will need a larger unit when located farther South. A heat pump, when in the A/C mode, is not as efficient as when in the heat mode and your electric bill will be higher monthly unless you keep the A/C temp set pretty high. In my area of the country, the max electricity demand is in Summer. News said this may be last day of rolling blackouts.
In cold climates heat pumps will not provide all the heat needed in the winter. This is because heat pumps are sized for the cooling load of the house. The heating load in a cold climate is higher than the cooling load so auxilary heat is needed. It can be gas, oil or electric back up. In Indiana where I live we have to add auxilary heat when it gets into the 30 degree range. If you were to put in a heat pump large enough to heat the house through the whole winter it would be too large in the summer and would not control humidity properly.
02-05-2011 05:24 PM
jediknight36
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Originally Posted by OliverB View Post
If properly sized for your home, a heat pump will easily keep up with heating demands, without needing resistance heat elements - unless you are one who fiddles with the thermostat, well down into the teens. Problem is, many are marginal size, either because of saving money at time of installation or not thinking you will need a larger unit when located farther South. A heat pump, when in the A/C mode, is not as efficient as when in the heat mode and your electric bill will be higher monthly unless you keep the A/C temp set pretty high. In my area of the country, the max electricity demand is in Summer. News said this may be last day of rolling blackouts.
Same here. Summer we have a huge demand for electricity. But I guess we dont have all our plants online, or didnt.

And its not cute, Rigger. It freaking ticks me off. They have no excuse for acting like chicken little when I have lived here longer than many that act like that. 25 out of 27 years, and I dont act a fool. Then again, I taught myself how to deal with ice the first chance I got, and I keep the apt in the 60's in the summer. Its been 7-8 years since Ive used central heating.
02-05-2011 04:34 PM
The Rigger
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Originally Posted by jediknight36 View Post
We have triple digits all summer long and no rolling blackout. Why now?

Because your demand for power is higher now (for heating) than it is in summer (for A/C).

Plus y'all get all freaked out at a little bit of snow & chilly temperatures. It's cute, really.
02-03-2011 11:12 AM
OliverB If properly sized for your home, a heat pump will easily keep up with heating demands, without needing resistance heat elements - unless you are one who fiddles with the thermostat, well down into the teens. Problem is, many are marginal size, either because of saving money at time of installation or not thinking you will need a larger unit when located farther South. A heat pump, when in the A/C mode, is not as efficient as when in the heat mode and your electric bill will be higher monthly unless you keep the A/C temp set pretty high. In my area of the country, the max electricity demand is in Summer. News said this may be last day of rolling blackouts.
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