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You have a leak, obviously. Water will travel along pipes, wires, framing, etc so it doesn't mecessarily have to be leaking right above where you see the water. It could be a hole in a pipe, bad fitting, etc. You're going to need to rip up your ceilings (usually easier than floor since it's just drywall versus a flooring material) to find out where it's ...


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Use the solid state to drive a relay (that actually switches the baseboard) that is rated for the amps.


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The high limit switch is dead. Contact a local HVAC contractor for a replacement. While you're at it, replace the air filter on the furnace. Dirty filters are the number one cause of premature high limit failure.


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In that climate, the most energy efficient method is a heat pump. An added bonus is that it can air condition during hot times, something that is presumably a requirement for an office space or guest room in SoCal. Heat pumps come in all kinds of flavors, but those designed for and often used in commercial and residential space should be plenty quiet. ...


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Maybe. It depends on your climate, comfort range, and behavior. You may be able to get away without supplemental heat sources if you can tolerate temperatures 10ºF or more above or below the setpoint and if you keep the bedroom doors open most of the time. Are you planning on installing an HRV or ERV? If so, that will help with mixing. Cooling can be more ...


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Electric Resistive Heat is only 35% efficient. In terms of electrical usage. When the element is cold, it draws a lot of current (that which is recorded on the metering device) (aka surge current) As the large current draw continues, it heats the element until it becomes more resistive requiring less current. Once it has become more resistive, the current ...


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I think you're on the right track. I live in a city and my 80% efficient, 15 year old natural gas heating system is up and down. It costs so much to run I decided to exhaust all alternatives before paying for a system and continuing to pay outrageous amounts for natural gas. My house: 1925 bungalow 2000 square feet with no insulation in the plaster walls. ...



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