If the efficency are accurage a 95 percent would result in
about 16 percent saving, so if your normal bill is $200, you
would save $32 dollars per month for ?6 months? or about
$200 per year. Pretty slow pay back. And then you have to
figure the mainteance. Is the mainteance for 95 percent
furnaces higher than for 80 percent furnaces?
And you would be correct. Most often, the blower may be set to run
continuous at about 1/2 capacity allowing moe even comfort.
True, but if the ductwork is sized and installed properly - *TaDa* quiet.
See above ductwork reference and take unit location into account when
building. I understood your reference to indicate that you were advising
the higher efficiency to be likely louder than the OP's almost new std. eff.
That's just not normally the case, IMHO. Oh, and turn on a bit of music,
it'll cover up that fridge & computer. ;-)
Maybe you are thinking of furnaces out in the garage, but
ours is in the center of the house it an enclosure, hate to
call it a closet. No way is it quiet, or would be quiet
regardless of type.
Hell, I can hear the hum of the attic fan in certain parts
of the house. Music helps but I grew learning to read and
study when it was quiet so I'm likely to start listening to
the music instead of paying attention to what I am reading.
Nothing like reading 2-3 pages then suddenly realize you
were listening to the music and have no idea what the word
in book were.
I'm sorry - you are incorrect. If the ductwork is sized properly and
installed well you would be amazed. I changed out a unit today, it was in a
closet directly off the living room. When I started the unit up, the HO
argued with me that it wasn't on. He is extremely pleased with his new
variable speed. It sounds as if you need to determine why you have to wedge
cans against parts of your system to stop the noise. I'm guessing there are
install issues. Best of luck to you it's been fun but if you still insist
that higher efficiency units are likely to be louder than standard
efficiency units, we must agree to disagree.
Music helps but I grew learning to read and
Yeah I would be amazed, unless that closet is heavily
sounded proofed. The tin can took care of the resonance
noise. It had no effect and would be expected to have an
effect on the burner noise or the blower noise. You are
arguing against a point I didn't make; I said the higher
efficency one would likely be more noise, not louder, more
noisy referring to longer periods of noisy.
On Fri, 09 Jan 2004 01:00:10 GMT, "George E. Cawthon"
Say again?? It's going to be noisy for longer periods of time? Well
how about if the new high efficiency unit produces significantly few
decibels, ie is quieter, but runs longer does that mean it's noisier
than the old unit that produces quantitatively more noise for a
shorter period? I think you're stretching here.
Don't get stuck in a closet -- wear
Yes, I've given up in attempting to explain the very clear, very plain fact
that about no matter HOW you slice this pie - the *quality* brand high
efficient unit when installed *properly* will most likely produce *less*
noise than a standard efficiency, worst case scenario would be the *same*
noise level/noise duration.
Respectfully giving up on this thread,
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