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Posted by TK on December 10, 2003 at 05:48:53:
In Reply to: New Heating System posted by Erich on December 08, 2003 at 07:30:50:
I would have to wonder if they did a heat loss. A 1.50 firing rate for a 2800 sq ft house seems a little large. If indeed it is too large that means higher fuel bills and increased maintenance costs. I would insist on a computerized heat loss. These progams are available today and should be used. When we started doing heat losses we found most equipment we were installing was between 40 and 60% oversized. For example; my home is 2100 sq feet, 84 years old, good doors and windows and the heat loss was 58,000 btu/hr. I added an indirect and prioritized it so as not to add any boiler size. This has been in 9 winters already with a family of 5 and never ran out of hot water or had a lack of heat.
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